[The 90’s raw: “Wild Man” Steve Brill]

Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. In Central Park, New York City, “Wild Man” Steve Brill conducts tours pointing out edible plants and teaching about conservation. He lectures about ethics and safety issues in picking wild plants before leading his tour. He also explains his bureaucratic troubles continuing his tours, which continue till this day. In 1981, when he was leading tours in New York’s parks, he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for picking plants. After that, he made a deal with the city and now he’s an official Park Department employee. His final advice: “Enjoy this planet, it’s yours to partake of, it’s yours to protect.” Continue reading