This week on Under the Radar:

The days of hunting and gathering are far behind us.... maybe? Foraging, modern-day gathering, has exploded in popularity as of late thanks to people like TikToker Alexis Nikole. It's a way to get in touch with your environment through species native to your area. We explore why this plant based activity has taken off.


David Craft, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and in his free time, leads foraging expedition into the Boston wilderness.

Maria Pinto, a Boston area writer for Grub Street, educator and mushroom enthusiast. Maria can be found leading interactive and educative foraging excursions in Boston.

Tyler Akabane, known as "Mushrooms for my friends" on Instagram is the owner of The Mushroom Shop in Somerville.