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Articles on Identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild foods

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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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 Mushroom

Trametes versicolor is a powerful antiviral, anti-candida, as well as immunomodulating mushroom. Its also getting profound notoriety from Bastyr Universities research with cancer treatment, specifically with breast cancer. Yet, there are a few mushrooms that look somewhat similar to the … Continue reading

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Foraging Herbalist Mentorship Training, 2015

Herbalism and Foraging Training, 2015 Monthly Group Mentorship Program in Somerset NJ Beginning in spring of 2015, I’ll be taking another 10 personal students for a year-long training intensive program. I’ll be systematically teaching each student to work in depth with the diverse plant … Continue reading

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Beach Plums!

Beach plums are amazing!! They are a local, and sacred food source. Share with the rest of nature, and help these grow in your garden! In-Joy! More vids can be seen at www.youtube.com/returntonatureskills RTN on Facebook: www.facebook.com/returntonatureskills Share on Facebook

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