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About Dan

Dan De Lion is an earth herbalist, forager, musician, and teacher. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars and brings a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and earth-based way – Check out more at www.returntonature.us.

Foragemobile Update – Living in a Van

Here’s a look at the Foragemobile in action. 

When at friends houses, sometimes I have been running an extension cord to plug in my computer to continue to update my website, book classes, do my online foraging herbalist mentorship program (enrollment for 2018 coming in November) and write articles for #dirtmag as well as my upcoming book due out hopefully by spring of 2018. 

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Datura as a Topical Medicinal Plant – New Video!

In this video, Dan de Lion, of www.returntonature.us discusses a misunderstood but sacred plant; datura aka. Jimson weed, and its lesser known application as a topical pain relieving plant.

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A Story About Joe Py (Gravel Root)

Once upon a time I got an email from a mom who's son had gall stones and they were contemplating surgery. She asked if there was anything that could be done. A plant who I wasn't very familiar with at … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Foraging for Mushrooms and Plants @ Princeton, NJ

This upcoming Sunday, at 2 pm, join Dan de Lion of www.returntonature.us for a foraging class seeking wild mushrooms and plants for food and medicine in Princeton, NJ. $25 suggested donation. Email for meeting location to Dan@ReturntoNature.us  Please help spread … Continue reading

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Upcoming NJ Classes – This Weekend!

The #foragemobile tour continues onward to NJ! Next weekend, I’ll be teaching Foraging for Wild Food and Medicinal Plants at Princeton, NJ at Cherry Valley Cooperative Saturday at 2 pm. Sunday, at 2 pm, I will be teaching Herbalism, Healing, … Continue reading

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The Foraging and Herbalism Teachings Continue! NJ Classes

The Foraging and Herbalism Teachings Continue!  Join Dan de Lion and friends on the #foragemobile tour with our next stops in NJ teaching and vending at Cherry Valley Cooperative and then onto the PermaJam Festival – Check out the “upcoming classes” … Continue reading

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New Vid! The Mission of Return to Nature

Heres a look at the mission of Dan De Lion on his foragemobile tour.

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Foraging the Pheasants Back Mushroom

Foraging the Pheasants Back Mushroom: Here’s a look at an easy to identify wild edible mushroom; the dryads saddle, or pheasants back, (Polyporus/Cerioporus squamosus). The name “dryad’s saddle” refers to fairy-like entities known in in Greek mythology called dryads who … Continue reading

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Working with Lyme and Ticks – A Holistic Herbal Perspective (Online Webinar)

Join Dan for an in depth look at one of the most controversy all medical issues and what herbalism and a holistic perspective can teach us about ticks and lyme In this class, then will be sharing about helpful herbs, dietary, and environmental factors which will empower students to create an awareness best nature practice as they enjoy the wild.

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Upcoming Weekend – Princeton Classes

Upcoming Weekend – Princeton Classes This weekend in Princeton, NJ area to hone your survival skills, herbal wisdom, and nature awareness. Saturday, April 22nd, at 2 pm: Tincture Making and Herbal Discussion @ Princeton NJ In this class, I’ll be teaching students how … Continue reading

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