The brewers at Scratch Brewing Company add wild plants like spicebush, goldenseal, wild ginger, chanterelles and wild rose root to their beer to give it the flavor of the Illinois woods. Aaron Kleidon/Scratch Brewing Company hide caption

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Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

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In another era, this plate of Spanish mackerel topped with wild tamarack, basswood leaves, garlic mustard, fiddlehead ferns, and knotweed might seem cheap. Not anymore. Courtesy of Leif Hedendal hide caption

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Leah Lizarondo. with her hands covered in plastic bags, gathers stinging nettles. Larkin Page-Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Taming Those Wild, Stinging Backyard Greens Into Dinner

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