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Upcoming Webinar – Wild Foods of Spring 

On April 19th, join Dan de Lion in the Web Universe for a digital plant walk! During this interactive webinar Dan will be discussing key botanical and plant identification aspects as well as food and medicinal, as well as survival, first aid, and utilitarian uses for some of the best spring plants, which grow around your own back yard!

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Pokeweed Preparation in 21 Minutes! – New Video

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a controversial but medicinal and sometimes edible plant, depending on how correctly it is prepared. This plant can be VERY poisonous and shows up often where people don’t want it to grow, BUT, it has every … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Wineberries – Foraging for Local “Invasives”

Today we went exploring one of my favorite patches of wineberries. Said to be an invasive plant, I encourage everyone to cross compare that with the idea of shipping the equivalent berry from across the US or even worse, foreign … 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).

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Foragers Autumn Olive Fruit Leather 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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Foraging the Autumn Olive

The Magic of 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 … Continue reading

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