Announcing Wild Edibles Plus
“Wildman” Steve Brill’s Foraging App Expands with a Dedicated iPad Version
Plants are easily searchable through a number of different filters (season, habitat, plant type, part used,) and they’re also arranged alphabetically, for easy access in the field. Each herb, green, shoot, fruit, berry, nut, seed, root, or seaweed contains detailed identification info, a checklist of critical features, how to spot the plant in the first place, scientific and common names, parts used, food uses, seasons, range, habitats, poisonous and non-poisonous look-alikes, related species, cautions, and clarification of any confusion. You’ll also find out whether the plant is a common, renewable “weed,” or where it might be rare and unsuitable for harvesting.
“Wildman” provides his practical tips (and quips) for harvesting and using the plants (“Never pull out a cattail if there’s an animal rights activist watching,” or “Wild blackberries are so good, you’ll eat as many as you can, even if you use an iPhone,”) plus complete practical details about harvesting and preparing them.
The medicinal uses of the wild plants also get full coverage, from safe and practical traditional home remedies, to explanations of the latest cutting-edge pharmacological and nutritional research. And the naturalist differentiates between what’s been proven to work safely and effectively, where research is lacking, and what might be dangerous to try.A big advantage of having this massive amount of information in an app is that you can use it whichever way works best for you. You can look up plants alphabetically, by season, or by habitat. You can even find the best toxic species to gather in case the boss drops over for dinner.
Crafted by skilled designers and programmers from the Detroit-based group WinterRoot, this movable feast is a work in progress, with even more exciting features, species, and pictures already in the pipeline for future updates.
Wild Edibles Plus, “Wildman” Steve Brill’s master foraging app, is now available for all iPads at $9.99. Free downloads are available for the press from “Wildman” upon request. Other versions, including a free lite one, are available for the iPhone and for Android devices. For further information, please contact “Wildman” at (914) 835-2153 or visit wildmanstevebrill.com.