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The 1000 Leaf Project

Readers with an interest in ethnobotany and local wild food knowledge may want to check out the 1000 Leaf Project, a citizen science project based in Armenia with the aim to catalog the edible wild plants and mushrooms that Armenian people have used throughout history and still use today. The site is written in both Cyrillic Armenian and English. There are four main sections: the Plants and Mushrooms database, Recipes, Sustainable Harvesting, and Additional Resources. Interested citizen scientists can access an online form to suggest information for any of these sections from the Submit button. The Recipes section is divided into the following subsections: Meals, Drinks, Preserves, and Personal Care. Examples of recipes include: nettle milk soup, chamomile tea, red currant jam, and a pomegranate face mask. Database entries may include links to recipes and stories, information on best times to harvest the plant, where it grows, and often images of the plant. Not all entries are complete, as information is still being collected. The 1000 Leaf Project is a joint effort between the Earth Island Institute's Armenian Environmental Network and the American University of Armenia's Acopian Center for the Environment.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-11-08
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