Sporobolis wrightii growing wild at McHauley Ranch (2016)
Gabriel admiring the near to harvest Mimbres Blue Corn, growing at Honey Hawk Homestead (2016)
Chelsea separating Sacaton grass clumps to transplant at Honey Hawk Homestead (2016)
Becoming aware of the wild foods that live near us is a source of nutrition for the body, mind and spirit. When we come to sensitize ourselves to the unique characteristics of plants, and the ecosystems in which they thrive, we are offered the opportunity to embrace the vital connection that vibrates amongst us as a whole. The nutrition offered from wild foods is unprecedented in comparison to much of the processed and cultivated foods of our times. As with a healthy ecosystem, our own bodies thrive in a state of diversity as well.
As we learn the best practices in tending the wild plants in our region we will continue to share the success and deepened understandings that we come across in cultivating potential crops as viable food sources in the water scarce Southwest.
Please explore to learn more about the wild foods we harvest on a regular basis, how and when we procure them, and how we process them. will provide you with ideas and inspiration of how we and other other members of our community enjoy using these foods! Enjoy!