Welcome to my website! My name is Sean Wall, I am an educator working with communities to learn more about native and wild species of edible plants here in Texas, how they can help to improve local habitat (for people and for wildlife) and how they can actually improve the quality of life for people in those communities. I studied wildlife biology and environmental science at Texas A&M university and have experience in wildlife and habitat management. I am also a professional painter and sculptor, and I use my work to try and inspire people with this world we share too.
Edible wild plant species are extremely tenacious, as any gardener can tell you. They are also highly nutritious and require little to no maintenance to grow, thrive, and continue to provide a sustainable source of quality nutrition. They also serve immense importance to local ecosystems, cycling nutrients and preserving soils, as well as providing for pollinators and wildlife. Essentially they are natural habitat, and learning about and propagating these species doesn’t just benefit our environment, it can help provide a more healthy and secure future for us too.
Much of my works try to capture the beauty of the natural environment we live in, and show the relationship we have with the community of life all around us. Humans are an integral part of the natural world, and as such are just as important to it as bison or bumblebees. By the same token, when we live as a part of that community, our lives can become much simpler as well as more healthful. All of the species which make it up have the potential to benefit us and we have the ability to positively impact them in return.
You can visit the Gardens section of this site to see more about some of the projects I have been involved in, teaching communities about native and wild plant species and how they and local ecosystems could both benefit from them. Please also take a moment to navigate the different pages getting into information about different species, which are currently In Season and how to ID them, and then how to put together some memorable dishes with your wild harvests.
I’m a very positive person, and I feel that positive messages have a greater impact on people than negative ones. I have a lot of hope for our future and that hope is reflected in my work.
If you’d like more information on how you or your community could start your own Wild Foods Garden, or for general questions, please fill out the form on the left side of the screen, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting!
-all image credits Sean and/or Lacie Wall, unless otherwise specified