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PokeWeed – A Periphal Power Plant:
PokeWeed – A Periphal Power Plant: #Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a controversial plant, but in the right dosage and application is highly medicinal and also, if rendered correctly, it’s a delicious edible plant. This plant can be VERY poisonous if worked … Continue reading
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Foraging for Black Locust Flowers
Dan de Lion here writing from Chimayo, NM, where I stumbled on a special snack that I wanted to share with you. Here’s a look at edible black locust flowers, Robinia pseudoacacia, which are sweet, fragrant, and tasty!
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The Return to Nature #Savetheseeds initiative!
On my journey, I have collected several wildcrafted and hand winnowed seed packets ready for a home! Every seed is a unique diverse lineage, and it feels a part of our birthright to caretake the garden, back to Eden, one seed at a time.
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Sacred Ecology Retreat – California, Jan. 2018
The medicine sharing quest continues in southern California with the Return To Nature #Foragemobile tour… Check out upcoming classes at Return To Nature
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Foragemobile Forest retreat at Mt. Charleston
I’m writing you from Mt. Charleston, Nevada. A forested mountain habitat which is rare for this region, as most else is flat desert.
I found a free camping site to park the van at 8000 ft, in pinyon pine country. This is one of the few places in Nevada that wasn’t clearcut then overgrazed by cattle, which eat young saplings to death, so there is still a sacred forest.
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Upcoming Southern California Tour – Starts Jan 6
Hey forest friends and desert dwellers, Here’s a look at the upcoming Cali tour in the works for January! Let me know if you’re in the area! Let’s link up, get inspired, discuss the sustainability revolution, and go exploring! The … Continue reading
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A Mistletoe Mystery
A Mistletoe Mystery: Here’s a look at mistletoe growing in the desert. Mistletoe, Viscum Album. The familiar, white-berried plant of the winter holiday season, is a parasitic plant that grows on the branches of several species of trees, including several in the … Continue reading
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The 2018 Return to Nature Herbal CSA
We at the Return to Nature apothecary are elated to be offering our 4th year of handcrafted herbal goods to the community through our Herbal CSA program. Our Herbal CSA is loaded with herbal goodies, full of wildcrafted, and organically grown and purchased ingredients to help you maintain health throughout the year!
You can join our herbal csa subscription by signing up for a full year of our love infused goods, which begins in April 2018 with our first of 4 packages sent to you throughout the year!
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Upcoming Foraging Herbalist Mentorship ONLINE!
We’re excited to launch the upcoming 2018 online mentorship program with Dan de Lion of#Returntonature…
Hope you will join us for a year of exploration of the natural world together with live interactive support and live videos to help guide your journey with the wild world.
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Foragemobile Tour Live Class From Cincinnati, Ohio
Heres a look at yesterdays live class at Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village, in Cincinnati, Ohio where we will be explored the wild foods, mushrooms and medicinal plants of their backyards, forest edges, and woodland habitats.
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