Our family has been collecting wild plants for food and medicine, growing our food and have been continually doing the permaculture thing for years.(I teach about plants at a local wilderness school and have made wild plants the center of my career and life. I teach wilderness survival and take 10 people on a 7 day survival walkabout every year.) We are doing this intentional, seasonal nomadic harvesting more and more in combination with our home farm efforts.
We travel as far as 200 miles to Eastern Washington for acorns, huge dried rosehips, pine needles for baskets, to gather medicine, go hunting and also go rafting on my favorite fall river. Locally, well, I could go on forever but this last weekend I harvested Black Cottonwood buds for massage oil, Usnea for tincture and Licorice Fern for tea after we took down some trees for next years wood.
We are combining functions of travel for food gathering , recreation and to visit places that just plain sacred to us. Just curious if there are any other stories out there of folks who are doing something similar? I have made a calendar of our seasonal rounds that are both here and during our nomadic harvesting....I will post a sample of it if anyone is interested!
Can't wait to see your stories!