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Class Reflection – Winter Survival Foraging @ Manasquan Reservior – 02-23-2014

Winter Survival Foraging @ Manasquan Reservior – 02-23-2014 The weather was amazing, and it was a beautiful sunny day; a rare temperature from such a snowy winter. It felt like spring, and I was excited at the prospects of the … Continue reading

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Return to Nature Herbalist and Foraging Training, 2014

Herbalism and Foraging Training 2014 Monthly Group Mentorship Program in Somerset NJ This year I’ll be taking 6-8 personal students for a year-long intensive training program. I’ll systematically teach each student to work in depth with the diverse plant teachers of the land. … Continue reading

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Full Interview with Wall Township Life

Heres the unedited and behind the scenes full interview I did with Marilyn from Wall Township Life magazine article – Seen here.  Navigating the Back Woods of Wall Township  By Marilyn Zein El-Abidin  These articles are written in advance, and … Continue reading

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Violet Identification Video

Violets are a very nutrient dense food; they contain high amounts of minerals and vitamins and can easily be collected in abundance if you know how to identify them. This video is intended to help clarify your vision so that … Continue reading

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Return to Nature Article in “Wall Township Life” Magazine!

Wall Township Life did a write up on the work I have been sharing through Return to Nature, which was a really fun chance to share some of the philosophy and ideas behind what I am teaching. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Upcoming Class – Jan 19th – Winter Survival Foraging @ 6 Mile Run

Upcoming Class Next Weekend in Somerset NJ – We will explore plants, trees, and mushrooms to harvest and work with as medicines, foods and shelter for survival in winter situations. You will be surprised how much abundance is present. Ill … Continue reading

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Foraging for Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) – A Favorite Winter Forest Tea

Here’s a short video I took foraging in a park in New Jersey. This area I was walking is located at the tip of the Pine Barrens; there is sandy acidic soil and a heath forest including rhododendron and blueberries, … Continue reading

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Planning Class Schedule for 2014!

2013 was a year of abundant classes and adventures for my work at Return to Nature. I’m currently planning the schedule for the 2014 class season. I am seeking to symbiotize with people and organizations who run and collaborate with. … Continue reading

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Return to Nature on TV

Return To Nature – on – TV – It was fun to get an email from someone from Verizon that wanted to come film at a plant walk. I decided that surely he was welcome and that I would share … Continue reading

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Local Foraging with Dan Farella: Awakening Our Nature Sense – by Olga Sher

I meet Dan Farella as I come to attend a plant walk with him in Eatontown, NJ.  In his comfortable-looking free-flowing cottons and long dreadlocks, he seems very much at ease and at home among all of the wonderful greenery … Continue reading

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