Aiti Rai and Pabi Maya Rai stand on a narrow path. They look through the bushes on either side of them for plants to forage.

Aiti Rai, right, and her mom, Pabi Maya Rai, forage plants in Hartford. Rai said they are careful not to forage too much and disturb animals’ habitats. “Nature is our God,” she said. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror