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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

The Power of Persimmon: 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). While Asian persimmon is commonly found in grocery stores, this wild … Continue reading

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The Bridge with Kira featuring Dan de Lion – New Podcast

Here’s a listen from a podcast conversation I had with Kira at the Peoples Internet Radio In it we discuss a range of topics from foraging and what got me into foraging, the practice and theory of herbalism, awakening to … Continue reading

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Medicine Mandala Ritual @ Farm and Forage Fest – November 2015

We completed last Sunday’s plant walk with a pine powered plant mandala ritual in which we all worked the energy of the land, bringing in many of the sacred medicinal plants discussed during the plant walk, and harmonizing and balancing … Continue reading

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Foraging and Herbalism Retreat @ Ananda Ashram – Part 1 – Intro

Return to Nature – Foraging and Herbalism Retreat @ Ananda Ashram – October 16-18 – This is the workshop introduction where we explore a mugwort opening ritual and plant sense meditation aspects. Throughout the weekend we explored many levels of … Continue reading

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Foraging the Shaggy Mane Mushroom

Here’s a look at the shaggy mane mushroom – coprinus comatus – This mushroom is a delicious edible of the genus coprinus (the inky caps). All coprinus have a very unique “self digestion” mechanism in which their cap turns into … Continue reading

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Family Foraging Class: Class Reflection

Today at our family plant walk we discussed the resilient power of nature and how to see that with many examples such as the plants that were sticking out of the sidewalk in the poison ivy that was again taking … Continue reading

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New Podcast Interview on Lyme Ninja Radio

Heres a new podcast interview on Lyme Ninja Radio with Dan in which he discusses herbal remedies for lyme, living outside, and tick awareness… #55: Survivalist, Naturalist, Herbalist Dan De Lion On Surviving Lyme Naturally Check out more links on … Continue reading

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Foraging and Herbalism Retreat @ Ananda Ashram

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