Leda Meredith, Sustainable Food Systems Educator
Name: Leda Meredith
Occupation: Sustainable Food Systems Educator
Place of Residence: Brooklyn, New York
Background and Personal History:
Leda Meredith started foraging as a toddler under her great-grandmother's tutelage. She has a certification in Ethnobotany from the New York Botanical Garden and teaches wild edible plant and mushroom classes there and for Brooklyn Botanic Garden and other organizations. Leda is the guide to food preservation for About.com, and is currently writing a book on that topic. Her previous books include Botany, Ballet, & Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes, which was featured on The Martha Stewart Show, and The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. Her field guide Foraging in the Northeast will be published in early 2014.
Current Projects: Leda is in the final stages of editing the wild edible plants field guide she just wrote for Timber Press, and starting a new book on food preservation for W. W. Norton.
Other Fun Facts: Leda started foraging when she was about three years old. Her Greek great-grandmother was her first wild edible plants instructor.
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