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The Zen of Chicken of the Woods – New Video

Here’s a video on ethical and sustainable harvest of the Latiporus mushrooms, of which there are 2 or 3 species in North America; namely laetiporus sulphureus, and laetiporus cincinnatus. Commonly known as the chicken of the woods mushroom, this is a … Continue reading

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Foraging the Autumn Olive

Heres a look at one of my favorite wild berries – Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata). Autumn olive, or elaegnus is a delicious and tart berry which, before the first winter frost is very astringent due to being full of tannic … Continue reading

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Foraging the “True” Turkey Tail Musroom

Trametes versicolor is a powerful antiviral, anticandida, as well as immunomodulator, Yet, there are a few mushrooms that look somewhat similar to the untrained eye. Here’s a look at two pics showing the true turkey tail (trametes versicolor) on the … Continue reading

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New Video – Harvesting Autumn Olives

Heres a look at one of my favorite wild berries – Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata). With a great amount of medicinal and edible aspects, I hope that this video can transform our cultures negative perception about this sometimes perceived as … Continue reading

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Fearless Parents Article – EAT The Weeds!

Educating ourselves about the already growing garden is a step by step process. It is more important to get familiar with one plant at a time, and work with it regularly, than to try and overwhelm ourselves by taking on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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