i am still processing the evening i just spent with sam thayer and alan bergo simply walking through the woods, and talking about what we were seeing, and what among what we were seeing was edible., and why. for this amateur plant lover, who considered herself moderately knowledgeable about the plants of this bioregion, alan put me in my place, and sam put me to shame. and then we all drank wine and ate lamb ribs. it feels as if this is a window into a way of interacting with this part of the world. a way of getting to know my neighborhood deeply. thank you alan. thank you sam. i hope to continue engaging with both of you both indirectly, and in person.