Debbie Naha is a Naturalist with an undergraduate degree in Biology, and a Master's degree in Food and Nutrition from New York University.
She is also a Certified Master Gardener, a Registered Dietitian / Licensed Nutritionist, and a high school teacher.
Debbie's specialty is wild edible plants. She has been foraging local woods and fields for decades.
Her degree in Biology, along with advanced training in Nutrition, combine to provide a unique approach to appreciating the wild edible plants of our area.
As an expert in wild edible plants, Debbie works with the plant identification team for the annual Union County BioBlitz, a 24 hour event that seeks to identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible within a particular habitat area of N.J.
She has lead field trips and conducted programs for Morris County Parks, Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, NJ
Mycological Association, Hanson Park Conservancy, NJ Native Plant Society, Highlands Coalition, and Sierra Club, as well as municipal environmental commissions and other organizations.
All programs are customized:
- Wild Edibles (general)
- Children’s programs
- Edible Natives
- Non-native Wild Edibles
- Seasonal (Fall, etc.)
- Cooking with Wild Edibles
- and more
- Plant I.D.
- Nutritional benefits
- Poisonous look-alikes
Wild Edibles Presentation
- PowerPoint slide show
- Wild food samples
A Wild Edibles Presentation may be combined with a Foraging Walk.