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New Article Published – Foraging for Mustard Greens

Dirt Magazine published my second article this month. This ones entitled “Kales Wild Cousin” in which I share about some of the great wild edibles of the Brassica (mustard) family. “That yellow stuff you put on hot dogs? That’s right, … Continue reading

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New Tinctures!

Our first batch of Return to Nature Tinctures is now available!   We have Cats Claw, Olive Leaf, Red Root, Gill over the Ground, and Burdock (Next month we will also have mugwort, spicebush, yarrow, and red clover). These are either all organically … Continue reading

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Video on checking for ticks while outside…

Heres a video on checking for ticks, a huge topic for me as a wildcrafter in NJ. Hopefully this will give you some tips on awareness as to when to look, where to look, and how to stay diligent in … Continue reading

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New Class Announcement! Guerilla Foraging Class @ Deans Natural Foods – Bernards, NJ (July 18)

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Class Reviews and Testimonials

If you have come to any foraging and herbalism classes with Return To Nature, please take a moment to share about your experience so that people can know what happens at my classes, and get a sense of the wild … Continue reading

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Nettle Harvesting by Hand

Both wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) and stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) are an excellent tasting as well as medicinal green. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and taste great as a tea, or green incorporated into any food. They have stingers … Continue reading

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New! Return to Nature Podcast Interview on Everyday Detox

“Dan Farella joined me on the podcast to discuss his life and work as a “Plant Monk.” We talked about so many things though—the insane war on dandelions, viewing the natural world as an amusement park, eating as entertainment rather … Continue reading

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Understanding Herbal Actions – Demystifying the Complications

Understanding herbal actions and terms can be daunting for many, because it feels like rote memorization and has no grounded foundation, or instinctual basis. I have found within my own practice a deep instinctual basis for why these terms are … Continue reading

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Plant Walk This Friday, at Montclair, NJ

This Friday I’ll be giving a plant walk in Montclair, NJ. Please share with your friends! (Right-click save as)   Share on Facebook

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New Interview Tonight…

Join us for a 2 hr. jam-sesh with Mr. Natural, Dan Farella of Return to Nature, a Wild Plant and Mushroom, Forest Medicine, and Primitive Skills Resource. (www.Returntonature.us) (https://www.facebook.com/ReturntoNatureSkills)Dan will be discussing the empowering lifestyle choice of providing for one’s own … Continue reading

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