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Foragers Broadcast – Episode 11 – Foraging Agaricus Mushrooms 

Heres a quick video shot during my Foraging Herbalist Mentorship, where I took students on a mushroom forage. https://youtu.be/66Vn8gr3HHo In this video, I share a look at some key identification points in identifying edible vs inedible mushrooms of the agaricus … Continue reading

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Summertime Herbal Goods Package

Summer Blessings, Plants Friends! In celebration of the season, we’re offering a limited edition “Summertime Herbal Goods” package:  Each package will be carefully and lovingly handmade to order with prayer and the healing power of plant magic!    Price: $57.00 … Continue reading

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Fermentation + Kombucha Workshop – Part 13 – Sprouting, Sustainability, and the Language of the Body

Hey all! Heres the 13th video in a series teaching the class entitled “Fermentation and Kombucha: Culture Your Health” at NOFA NJ Winter Gathering in January 2015.  Fermentation + Kombucha Workshop – Part 13 – Sprouting, Sustainability, and the Language … Continue reading

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Foraging Herbalist Mentorship 2016

Registration Closes on May 14th – Beginning this May of 2016, I’ll be taking another group of students for a year-long training intensive program. This mentorship will be a deep culmination of the last 2 years trainings and represents a … Continue reading

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Foraging the Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa) is surprisingly an incredible edible food.

You may even have it growing on your property, but may have not realized all of its virtues as a food and medicine. In this article I’ll be discussing some of the aspects of this special cactus, which is the only native cactus of the northeastern United States. Continue reading

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Foraging for Horsetail – An Ancient Ally

Once properly identified and harvested from a wholesome area, then dried, and powdered in a coffee grinder, one can consume ½-1 tsp of horsetail powder as a daily tonic by adding a little hot water daily of to strengthen bones, nails, and hair. It has a cumulative effects and differences will be seen over a few weeks to a month. Continue reading

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Spring Foraging and Herbalism Retreat at Ananda Ashram

Hey plant lovers! We are just a few weeks away until we start the spring Return To Nature​ teaching season with the Spring Foraging and Herbalism Retreat at Ananda Ashram​ in Monroe, NY. In it I’ll be covering plant identification, … Continue reading

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Return to Nature Herbal CSA 2016

Hey Friends of the Plants, Return to Nature is excited to be offering another magical year of seasonal herbal goods to our community through our Herbal CSA program.  You can join by signing up for a full year of our … Continue reading

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Notes from Dans Travels in California: Birds Bathing in the Malibu lagoon

Birds Bathing in the Malibu lagoon: Today, after seeking campsites and natural areas along the California coast, I found myself in the Malibu Lagoon. It was mesmerizing to see where all the birds come to do their rituals, hundreds of … Continue reading

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Persimmon Power – A Favorite Forageable Fruit

Here’s a look at one of the most delicious and long forgotten wild fruits, indigenous to this area. This is the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). Continue reading

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