Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Black Raspberry (Blackcap) (Rubus occidentalis)


Identification Food & Medicinal Uses Web Page Links Online Videos References


Identification

KingdomPlantae – Plants
SubkingdomTracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
ClassMagnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
SubclassRosidae
OrderRosales
FamilyRosaceae – Rose family
GenusRubus L. – blackberry
SpeciesRubus occidentalis L. – black raspberry


Food & Medicinal Uses

Selection of traditional/historical food, medicinal and other uses gathered from references listed below. Please read referenced books below for complete information.

Food / Drinks 1 2 3 4

Medicine 1 2



Web Page Links



Online Videos



References

1
Native American Ethnobotany

by Daniel E. Moerman
Timber Press, c1998
ISBN: 0881924539
2
Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants: A Historical Survey with Special Reference to Eastern Indian Tribes

by Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
Dover Publications, c1989
ISBN: 048625951X
3
Food Plants of Interior First Peoples
[of British Columbia, Canada]
by Nancy J. Turner
University of British Columbia Press, c1997
ISBN: 0774806060
Order directly from the publisher. Much less expensive than buying used from Amazon.com, but the web page loads slowly.
4
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples
[of British Columbia, Canada]
by Nancy J. Turner
University of British Columbia Press, c2007
ISBN: 0772656274
Order directly from the publisher. The web page loads slowly.













Web site created in June 2009. Some pages still under construction. The
2009 gardening exerpeinces and the 2009 foraging experiences are up-to-date. The rest of the links will be added gradually. Sorry for the inconvenience.