When we moved to Canada’s subarctic boreal forest, I knew very little about foraging for medicinal plants and food. First of all, I didn’t know anything about harvesting, preserving, or preparing northern plants and berries. Instead, I was overwhelmed by learning about regular gardening in a harsh environment. As a result, I overlooked the great […]
Have you seen wild roses growing in your neck of the woods? If so, keep an eye open for rosehips. Long used in recipes and herbal remedies across Europe and North America, foraging rosehips to make rosehip oil, tea, or other recipes is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature and spend […]
We really are surrounded by an abundance of wild edible and medicinal plants, even in the Colorado Rockies at 9,200 feet above sea level! Read about when to harvest certain plants (and when not to) and see if you can identify these common wild plants that grow right in our front yard!
My first encounter with horsetail didn’t impress me much. My mom-in-law pointed out the plant growing near a beach, explaining that native Indians used it to scrub with, much like we’d use a plastic bottlebrush today. The plant she pointed to was easy enough to recognize – a stalk with stiff “bristles” coming out on […]
If you are lucky enough to live near an ocean, you likely are familiar with foraging for fresh fish and shellfish. But there is another vital food you are probably looking right though while chasing crabs. Natural sea salt is literally all around you while you wade through the waters and is easier to harvest […]
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and begin foraging for wild edibles and medicinals. Restock your home remedy pantry! Sarah takes a walk in the woods to forage for wild medicinals such as wild raspberry leaves, wild blackberry leaves, violet flowers, and wood sorrel. She teaches how to identify each wild edible and […]