organic garden network for many years), Jan Knuiman (Aster tripolium and much more), Leena Lindén (for all your work on Hablitzia in Finland), Judith van Koesveld (Victory Onion pesto from the Lofoten Islands), Jan Erik Kofoed (hero foraging teacher in my area, I learnt so much from you), Helmut Lieth (halophytes), Leda Meredith (an old-timer from Melana’s table and queen of New York foraging), Kat Morgenstern (of Sacred Earth fame for all the wonderful advice, knowledge and encouragement), Brynhild Mørkved (Tromsø ethnobotanist who discovered Allium victorialis and Hablitzia in Norway), Aiah Noack (Edimentals collaborator), Anemette Olesen (her books inspired my interest in unusual edibles), Arne Odland (sowed a seed in me after I gave my first Round the World talk to the local group of the Norwegian Botanical Society in Trondheim in 2006, encouraging me to convert the talk into a book; it took a long time!), Inger-Lise Østmoe (Fru Matsprell), Li An Phoa (searched for and found Hablitzia in the Caucasus, Spring College), Juerg Plodeck (Species Hemerocallis-man), Saideh Salamati (eats Tromsø Palm!), Misoni Sandvik (foraging stories from her childhood in Korea), Lorna Smith (and the Hoary Mullein in Norwich which started all this), Owen Smith (too far ahead of his time with unusual edible plant company Future Foods from 1989 and all things rhizospheric), Ronny Staquet (Belgian/French Edimentals/Decomestibles), Eileen Stoupe (for sharing), Samuel Thayer (my favourite foraging author), Lila Towle (hero of Danish Seed Savers), Åke Truedsson (Sweden’s Allium guru), Justin West (searched for and found Hablitzia in the Caucasus) as did Tycho and Karoline Rosehip as we go to press in September 2014, Ovin Udø (for the 100 year old ‘Catawissa’ onion from Udøy), and to Robin and Hazel Barstow for posing for the embarrassing pictures. Finally, thanks to whoever has been arranging all the cosmic resonating that’s been going on over the last few years above and far beyond mere chance, in particular a memorable day with lactoRita, TeraMeg from Woodstock, VT and Vrrrooonica, together with miracle man Tom Harald Eckell at the Århus andelsgård (CSA) near Skien. Thanks also to Åsmund Asdal and the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre, and Svein Solberg and Nordgen for financial support helping with researching the Scandinavian perennial vegetables.
Put a seed into the ground Wait for the sun to come around Nurture it with love and care Give it sun and rain and air Micky Jones et al., 1972
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