I have been enthralled with learning about wild edibles and medicinals since helping with a youth group project in 2010. Since then I have found hundreds of beneficial plants that most of us walk past everyday or pull out of our gardens as weeds. I have been stunned at the amazing value of these plants for both food and medicine and I have also realized that there is a great movement to find this information.
I started WildUtahEdibles as a site to help compile this information for my area and quickly found that people want more so I started doing tours locally. Of course my time is limited and I want to keep my prices low but I have not been able to take the time to get all the images of plants up on my site.
Now I want to take that time. Your donations will help me take the time to get this site updated and create quality uniform content from page to page. I will include detailed images of the plants, their different parts and in different stages of life so you can identify them easily and know how to use them. This project will allow WildUtahEdibles to provide great pictures and details for plants found throughout the western USA and in many other countries as well.
These plants are not just found in Utah and many people from all walks of life will be able to benefit from this project.
A full overhaul of the site will take more than a week but with one week I can compile and update much. I should be able to create a uniform format for each page. I can include multiple photos for each plant and create the PDF documents that you will receive.
Risks and challenges
I think the biggest risk in this project is proper identification and I have been able to learn first hand about the identification of these many plants. I have developed contacts with many experts in the field and I will spend my own time and money going to any of these experts, buying their books and visiting with them to verify the identity and uses of the plants I identify.
I will also be sure to put each plant to use so I have personal experience with each plant I discuss. I love nature and I have a passion for this work and A great resource that allows me to find desert plants, urban plants and mountain plants all within an hour of my home.
I am also skilled at creating website content and properly formatting it as that is what I do for a full time job so I can create content that will be valuable and well presented for all who seek the information.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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