From two of the plants below, demonstrate at least one way how to prepare
and eat that plant, and explain how you can prepare the other parts.
5 parts of the cattail for food (root preparation required)
4 parts of milkweed
4 parts of daylily
3 parts of yucca
3 stages of a mesquite, or screwbean
acorns for food,
thresh and winnow seeds from plants such as lambs' quarters, amaranth, dock, or grass;
other major wild edible plants in your area if none of the above are available
Tell a Bible or church history story that involves poisonous or wild edible
plants or where such knowledge would have been useful (2 Kings 4:38-41).
Or find a Bible object lesson in a wild edible plant.
The roots of what 2 water plants were dried and ground into meal by the
Indians? Or name 2 wild plants used as staple food items buy the indigenous
people of your area and tell how they stored and prepared them.
What is the cardinal edibility rule?
What is the general edibility rule for berries? List an exception.
[black and blue, red, and white]
What is the general edibility rule for plants with milky sap? List
Identify 3 poisonous plants in your area that no part can be made edible.
Tell how you would recognize water hemlock (Cicuta sp.) and poison hemlock (Conium sp.)? Tell why
mushrooms so very dangerous to eat?
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Some have suggested that an advanced honor be made moving the threshing
and poisonous plants to an advanced honor