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.
Today, many herbalists know that ancestral eating contributes significantly to our overall health and wellbeing and believe that the food we consume IS medicine.
I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for dandelion jelly that has become an early spring favorite in my family. In fact, I like to put up a few jars to open in the winter months as a little reminder that spring isn’t really that far away.
Spring is finally here, that days are getting longer and we’ve had a few days of consistent warmth. It’s time to make some wild violet honey.
Syrup of violets is the perfect springtime and early summer treat that’s perfect for special celebrations like Mother’s Day, bridal showers and weddings.
Foraging violets couldn’t be easier in many parts of the US. The tend to grow plentifully, in fact, are often considered invasive, which is good for us foragers and wildcrafters. This allows us to forage violets til our hearts content!
Many people are unaware of the health benefits of mullein and regard it as a plant to eradicate from their landscape. The truth, however, is that mullein has many health benefits and is a favorite of many herbalists for its uses and versatility.
Purple dead nettle is a highly nutritious wild edible herb that also has many medicinal properties. Learn how to identify, prepare and use purple dead nettle.
You’ve most likely got some growing in your own backyard. Read more to learn chickweed identification, health benefits, poisonous look alikes,,,and more!
This easy dandelion root tincture recipe is perfect for beginners. Can be used to support overall health and wellbeing as well as for liver, kidney, digestive, and gallbladder support.
In addition to their cheery presense, there are a surprising number of other uses for forsythia. They can be eaten and used for medicine. In this article I will show you the benefits and uses for forsythia as well as how make a tincture, tea, syrup, and salve using this lovely plant.
This rose hip syrup recipe is simple and a great way to get a delicious high dose of Vitamin C.
Here are the basics of ethical wildcrafting to consider before harvesting plants from the wild. These principles will help you to be a good steward of our natural world.
Pine needle tea is not only delicious but also packed with vitamin C. It’s one of the herbs easily foraged in winter and is perfect for sipping by the fire.
The health and medicinal benefits of dandelion are many, not to mention its nutritive value. Check out all the awesome properties of this common lawn pest. Plus recipes!