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Leda Meredith, Sustainable Food Systems Educator

Name: Leda MeredithLeda Meredith, Sustainable Food System Educator

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, 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,The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget, and Preserving Everything: Can, Culture, Pickle, Freeze, Ferment, Dehydrate, Salt, Smoke, and Store Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Milk, and More Her field guide Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries was published in early 2014.

Current Projects: Leda is in the final stages of editing The Forager’s Feast, which will be published in 2016.

Other Fun Facts:  Leda started foraging when she was about three years old. Her Greek great-grandmother was her first wild edible plants instructor.

More Places to Find Leda on the Web:'s Food Preservation page

Leda Meredith on YouTube

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