Read what others are saying about Adam’s wild edible food walks!
“When Adam first discussed foraging with me, I was fascinated to learn you can pick super nutritious food from fields all around. Due to scheduling, I requested a private lesson. Adam is undoubtedly the most knowledgable forager in Allegheny County! Any question I asked him on any plant was met with multiple points referencing many authors. Not only that, Adam goes above and beyond reading books on the subject; he develops his own information by observing and analyzing. Adam is truly a one of a kind naturalist with a fascinating personality and high intellect with a love for nature, plus he is eager to share and teach others!”
-Teresa, Pittsburgh, PA
“Adam took our group foraging for food several times. Each time, the members of the group were amazed at all the things they learned. They couldn’t believe an hour walk went by so fast! It’s a great way to see and taste what nature has to offer in a safe and interesting way…all while getting in some exercise. Adam is so entertaining and knowledgeable, we hope to offer walks every year with him!”
-Jeff, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
“Adam. He’s so knowledgeable. He has a vast understanding of edible plants, of nature, and of local flora. He obviously loves it because when he talks about it he’s so enthusiastic. And he makes you love it too.”
-Dominick, Pittsburgh, PA
“During the summer of 2014, I ran a mentorship program for teens called the Wilkinsburg Youth Project in a distressed community just outside the city of Pittsburgh. One component of our program focused on urban farming and sustainability. Often, teens living in low-income areas are not exposed to healthy lifestyle choices, nor are they given as much access to our green spaces. With these issues in mind, I put out an ask for a wild foods tour of Frick Park; Adam Haritan came highly recommended from several people in my network.
He was able to fully and immediately engage our youth in the wonder of our local park, as well as teach them the ways in which the nature right around us can provide sustenance and vitality. Adam masterfully uses his knowledge of local wild foods to open a gateway for empowerment, as participants come to broader insights into the world around them, and their place in it. He teaches in a clear and concise manner, even in response to the impromptu setting of a nature hike. In our increasingly “indoors society” fractured from nature, he provided an opportunity for our youth to become excited about and fascinated by the bounty right outside of our windows. His obvious love for the natural world and healthy living impressed our teens deeply and left them with a desire to know more. If the Wilkinsburg Youth Project is able to continue, I would absolutely recommend further collaboration with Adam.”
-Jessica, Pittsburgh, PA