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Articles on Identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild foods

Seeking the Medicine – Colombia, 2014 – Book Intro

For 2 weeks (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5 2014) we traveled to Colombia to seek and expand our knowledge of wild foods, medicinal plants, culture, and shamanic practices within these sacred lands. It was my first time exploring anywhere in … Continue reading

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Enriching Your Life With Fermented Food – Make Your Own at Home!

Enriching Your Life With Fermented Food – Make Your Own at Home It’s cheap and easy to make your own fermented foods at home. This is an ancient and almost effortless tradition for storing the bounty of the harvest worldwide! … Continue reading

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Foragers Autumn Olive Fruit Leather with Recipe

Heres a look at some yumdiddlyumptious autumn olive fruit leather. After wild-crafting and freezing over 30 cups last year (freezing is essential to drive out the tannic taste) I thawed and made autumn olive fruit leather. The benefits of having fruit … Continue reading

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Teasel Magic and Lyme spirochetes

Teasel, (Dipsacus spp.) is truly a magical root in the Dipsacacea family. Work with this plant goes back countless generations, as it has always been revered as a medicinal plant. There are many stories about it’s place in folklore as a … Continue reading

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Fermentation + Kombucha Workshop – Part 5 – Oxidization, Turmeric, and Biological Intelligence

Here is part 5 of the Fermentation and Kombucha class I taught at the NOFA Winter Conference, in Jan, 2015 – In this segment, I discuss the benefits of using whole spices vs powders which help us avoid oxidization, or … Continue reading

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Gathering Winter Rose Hips

Gathering Winter rose hips: Nature offers an incredible abundance of medicinal plants, if one knows where to look. It takes deep work to abandon the dross of our modern culture, and re-tune our senses to have deep and clear perception … Continue reading

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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 Herbalist Mentorship – 2014 Slideshow

Heres a look at pics from the Foraging Herbalist Mentorship of 2014. See next years program @ http://returntonature.us/mentorship2015 [Show slideshow] 1234► Share on Facebook

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Black Nightshade (A mystic fruit)

Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum/americanum) is a little known, yet edible and delicious fruit. In some foraging guides it is seen as poisonous, but this is likely due to confusion with other Solanum species such as Solanum dulcamara. Here’s a video … Continue reading

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Pics From Foraging @ Mountainside Park, Montclair, NJ

Heres a look at some pics from the foraging class in Montclair, NJ – Oct 25, 2014 [Show slideshow] 12► Happy Foraging! Dandelion Further Suggested Reading: Foraging Articles Foraging Videos: Click Here Share on Facebook

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