It’s not every day that someone comes across an urban forager, but for Becky Lerner, a 2000 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School, meeting up with these folks is all in a day’s work. Born and raised in West Windsor, the 31-year-old Lerner has studied foraging for years and is considered one of America’s foremost experts in the subject…"While growing up, my parents took me to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge very often and that greatly impacted me and helped me develop a love of nature," she says. "Later, as a high school and college student, I enjoyed visiting the Delaware Water Gap and Rutgers Gardens. I was enjoying them as a passive visitor though, not as a forager, and I didn’t know anybody who foraged or made herbal medicine."
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