Wild Plum Trees, Blackberry Bushes, Horse Chestnut, and Red Sumac Trees are fruiting everywhere in Berlin right now!
Summer is that special time of year for gathering wild fruits, just like Autumn is for gathering wild roots. Even while riding my bike, I stop often to take close observations of my natural surroundings and to have a closer look at what is growing in those surroundings. I mark on my berlin street map where the wild food sources are that I discover, so when it comes time for making my dinner, medicines, teas, marmalade, and wine, I know exactly where to begin to look, and so can you! <3
Understanding Foraging Etiquette:
Observation is one aspect of a relationship between you and nature, respect, knowledge, and experience are a few others. Do your research first, go on plant walks with professionals in your area, and always be respectful and careful with wild plants and do not over-harvest anything, ever.
Foraging is always going to be a journey into nature, whereas you have to go exploring in many areas to find your varied wild food sources. So just take your time, see where you end up on a blackberry hunt, have no destination. It is meant to be peaceful, quieting and relaxed, and it can be done any time of day, all seasons of the year, and thats the beauty in learning this craft. <3