Foraging and wildcrafting means using what nature gives us – Wild plants are abundant, flourishing in fields, meadows, woodlands, the seaside, and in your own backyard!
These plants teach us about healing and nourish those who have a calling to walk the green path. Learn how to safely and positively identify wild edible herbs and plants and how to use them.
Here you’ll learn about wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. I will share my favorite wild edible food foraging recipes made from wild “weeds” and plants that grow in our backyard gardens and in forested areas. You’ll learn how to make delicious edible, medicinal, and healthy recipes with what grows naturally around us.
Blue vervain tincture helps you find peace in your body, mind, and emotions.
Here are some easy spring foods that you might want to consider gathering for food, medicine, or to start a more ancestral diet with.
Edible lilacs are a spring treat that can’t be beat. Try them in one of these amazing recipes.
Mugwort is magical and mysterious. It has a long history of traditional use as a medical herb, cure-all, and culinary flavoring. Mugwort will boost your health and healing potential.
This list of what to forage in spring will help you get started on your spring foraging adventure! You may find yourself picking up a few new tricks of the trade or even discovering a new favorite seasonal vegetable or medicinal herb.
Learn about all of the benefits of motherwort, a bold and nurturing herb.
The health benefits of stinging nettle and how to find, identify, harvest, and prepare them.
How to safely identify, forage, harvest, and prepare fiddlehead ferns.
Learn How To Identify, Harvest, And Use Staghorn Sumac – Plus 2 recipes.
Identifying wintergreen, as well as its benefits and uses. Learn the challenges in foraging for this herb and tips on how to avoid common mistakes.
Make this dual-extract Usnea tincture recipe to have on hand when you feel a cough or cold coming on or In times of acute immune response. Usnea is most effective when taken in the form of a dual-extract tincture.
Today I want to share a list of my favorite field guides on plant identification as well as some useful tips on using field guides and other resources to identify different species.
One of my favorite wild spring edibles is milkweed. You heard that right…milkweed is edible and delicious! When cooked up, they taste and have a similar texture to asparagus, and yes, you can harvest them sustainably without any harm to the Monarchs.
I’ve gathered twenty-five recipes from people around the country who are using wild edible weeds in ways that will surprise and delight you.
While there aren’t as many options of wild plants that you can eat during this time, there are at least 9 plants that I’ve had good success in foraging during a long New England winter.
Juniper berries have many uses. This article explains how to identify juniper berries, their medicinal uses, and how to cook with them.
In this blog post, we will answer the question what is witch hazel for as well as other questions about this valuable herb. We will explore what this herb is, what it does, how to use it, and even how to make your own witch hazel extract.
Autumn olive berries are a magical fruit that can be found in the fall months. These berries have been used to make teas and jellies, and fruit leathers, but they also serve as an herb for maintaining overall health. In this blog post, we’ll talk about identifying, harvesting, and enjoying the many benefits of Autumn Olive Berries.
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This blog post will guide you through the process of wild harvesting in the fall. This season is typically when many plants that are edible go into dormancy, but it’s important to know that there are still many edible and medicinal plants that can be harvested now. We’ll also discuss what tools to bring with you when out on a harvest.