[NAFEX] Blackberry/wild plants

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Sun Jul 23 10:07:02 EDT 2006

On Jul 23, 2006, at 8:59 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>     Occasionally, I encounter folks who assert that they do not want a 
> plant
> that was gleaned from the wild; I don't understand that thinking 
> because
> they all came from the wild at one time or another.
> -- 

On Jul 23, 2006, at 9:20 AM, list at ginda.us wrote:

> i can't think why
> someone would reject a plant for being found rather than
> intentionally bred.

Maybe they're worried about irresponsible collection? Some plants 
shouldn't be wild collected as they're endangered in the wild. This is 
unlikely to apply in the case of Jim's brambles; but some people may 
just have heard that you shouldn't take wild plants, and not realize 
that this doesn't apply to all plants in all circumstances.

If they're just under the impression that wild always equals dangerous, 
the depth of the ignorance is much greater.

Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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