Alexis Nikole Nelson wants to ignite people's curiosity about the green spaces around them.

Why you should listen

Alexis Nikole Nelson is an outdoor educator, food writer and unabashed champion of foraging (and the varied cuisines it inspires). And while she loves to chat one-on-one with neighbors about edible weeds, she's also built a huge online community via carefully edited videos designed to spark passion about what's really going on beneath our feet.

Followed by millions on TikTok, Nelson leads viewers through forests, ocean waters and urban spaces in search of edible plants to enrich both their palates and their sense of connection to the natural world. She is also, it's fair to say, a big fan of snacks.

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April 13, 2022

Session 7 of TED2022 focused on play, with talks on the science behind what it really means to “have fun”, finding your personal groove through dance, the next era of video games, foraging for food in your backyard and more. The event: Talks from Session 7 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022, hosted by TED’s […]

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