About Me


My name is JJ Murphy and I am a forager. My mission is to change our understanding of healthy eating by raising awareness and knowledge of the healthy and delicious food that is quite literally all around us and available for free. Yes, free! 

                                "Take only what you need, as gently as possible, doing no harm to the environment." - JJ Murphy

                               "Take only what you need, as gently as possible, doing no harm to the environment." - JJ Murphy

My Foraging Philosophy

My foraging philosophy is simple: savor the abundance of edibles nature provides us each season of the year. Take only what you need, as gently as possible, doing no harm to the environment. 

When foraging, be present and connect with your piece of nature, be it urban, rural or suburban. Allow the time you spend foraging to be time just for you to enjoy. Power down from technology and deepen your awareness of all that is gifted to us on this planet. 

Foraging is a simple, wholesome, cost free way to improve your personal health and well being, so take pleasure in every moment of it.

 

My Background

Education                                                                                                                                                 University of Kansas           M.A./Broadcast Journalism                                                                          University of Connecticut    B.A./English and Anthropology                                                                     

Languages Spoken                                                                                                                                    English, Ojibwe, Spanish                                                                                                                                

Publications                                                                                                                                             Shawangunk Journal                                                                                                                                    Nature’s Bounty: Climate Change                                                                                                                    Nature’s Bounty: Thumbprint Tracking                                                                                                            Nature’s Bounty: Why Fracking Is A Bad Idea                                                                                                Nature’s Bounty: Edible and Natural: How Do I Know What’s Safe to Eat?                                                    Nature’s Bounty: Winter Wilderness Abundance                                                                                              Nature’s Bounty: Winter Wilderness Overabundance                                                                                     Nature’s Bounty: Companion Gardening Values Cultivated & Wild Plants

Wildness Magazine                                                                                                                                        Reviewing The Rules Of Foraging                                                                                                                    Milkweed: A Field Study 

OutDoors Unlimited Magazine                                                                                                                       Living Off The Grid