Category Archives: Wild Food and Medicine Articles

Articles on Identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild foods

New Article Published – Foraging for Mustard Greens

Dirt Magazine published my second article this month. This ones entitled “Kales Wild Cousin” in which I share about some of the great wild edibles of the Brassica (mustard) family. “That yellow stuff you put on hot dogs? That’s right, … Continue reading

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Video on checking for ticks while outside…

Heres a video on checking for ticks, a huge topic for me as a wildcrafter in NJ. Hopefully this will give you some tips on awareness as to when to look, where to look, and how to stay diligent in … Continue reading

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New Class Announcement! Guerilla Foraging Class @ Deans Natural Foods – Bernards, NJ (July 18)

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Class Reviews and Testimonials

If you have come to any foraging and herbalism classes with Return To Nature, please take a moment to share about your experience so that people can know what happens at my classes, and get a sense of the wild … Continue reading

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Nettle Harvesting by Hand

Both wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) and stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) are an excellent tasting as well as medicinal green. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and taste great as a tea, or green incorporated into any food. They have stingers … Continue reading

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Understanding Herbal Actions – Demystifying the Complications

Understanding herbal actions and terms can be daunting for many, because it feels like rote memorization and has no grounded foundation, or instinctual basis. I have found within my own practice a deep instinctual basis for why these terms are … Continue reading

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Plant Walk This Friday, at Montclair, NJ

This Friday I’ll be giving a plant walk in Montclair, NJ. Please share with your friends! (Right-click save as)   Share on Facebook

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New Interview Tonight…

Join us for a 2 hr. jam-sesh with Mr. Natural, Dan Farella of Return to Nature, a Wild Plant and Mushroom, Forest Medicine, and Primitive Skills Resource. (www.Returntonature.us) (https://www.facebook.com/ReturntoNatureSkills)Dan will be discussing the empowering lifestyle choice of providing for one’s own … 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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New Video – Foraging for Horsetail

Here’s a new Return to Nature video on Horsetail. This is a very special plant which is a great rebuilder for the entire system. Harvest with love and care!! See more on my Facebook Page Share on Facebook

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