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Articles on Identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild foods

Foraging for Horsetail – An Ancient Ally

Once properly identified and harvested from a wholesome area, then dried, and powdered in a coffee grinder, one can consume ½-1 tsp of horsetail powder as a daily tonic by adding a little hot water daily of to strengthen bones, nails, and hair. It has a cumulative effects and differences will be seen over a few weeks to a month. Continue reading

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Spring Foraging and Herbalism Retreat at Ananda Ashram

Hey plant lovers! We are just a few weeks away until we start the spring Return To Nature​ teaching season with the Spring Foraging and Herbalism Retreat at Ananda Ashram​ in Monroe, NY. In it I’ll be covering plant identification, … 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

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). 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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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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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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