from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The harvesting of wild plants to sell or make into saleable products.
- v. To harvest wild plants to sell or make into saleable products.
I wildcraft and grow a lot of my herbs, and buy in bulk - which comes in vacuum sealed bags, so I use a lot of recycled jars snatched gleefully from friends before they get trashed, and wide mouthed half pint Mason jars when I have to buy more.
Most of the herbology programs offer training in a combination of the above: students may learn about the chemical constituents of herbs, pulse and tongue diagnosis, anatomy and physiology, iridology, and how to wildcraft gather herbs from the wild.
Be sure you purchase the herbs (if you don't grow or wildcraft your own) from a reputable company.
Warning: Do NOT attempt to wildcraft mushrooms unless you know exactly what you are doing.
The herb that I wildcraft the most would be ramps, and I don’t know if that counts as a vegetable or an herb.