by Brian Elliott, Elliott Environmental Consulting, LLC
"Using Wild Edible Plants" will highlight the issues that may arise from incorporating wild foods into our daily diet. These issues will be discussed using examples from the edible and toxic flora of western North America, giving insight on the fine points of wild harvest and the associated risks of toxicity.
Brian Elliott has had a life-long interest in plants and ethnobotany. He has worked as a landscaper, nurseryman, native seed collector, botanist for the Forest Service, and is currently self-employed botanical consultant focusing on rare plant conservation in the western United States. In 2009, he published his first book, the Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America.