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Articles on Identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild foods

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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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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Yesterday’s Haul at the Mushroom ID Class

It was truly an honor to share with another group of wonderful people in the woods. Here’s some shots from some of what we came home with a small array of the miracles of nature that revealed themselves. Many ate … Continue reading

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This Upcoming Weekend – The Yoga of Foraging – August 8-10

Join Dan for a weekend of foraging and sense meditations in a pristine and peaceful ashram.  The foundation of all herbal traditions stems back to working deeply with the senses. Engaging the constitutional aspects of herbs is a central practice … Continue reading

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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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