Have you been Foraging for Chicory? Many of you (at least in the Midwest) probably pass this very useful and medicinal plant daily through spring, summer and fall, trillions of times! Chichorium Intybus is a Perennial Herbaceous (a plant that doesn’t have a woody stem that consistently stays above ground when the plant dies off […]
Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) is in the Lamiaceae Family which also hosts many other plants such as Mint, Basil, Lavender, and sage. The flowers of the plant are purple, pink, red or white, There are multiple flowers which make up a big bundle on ONE main stem! Perhaps you have seen Origanum Vulgare and didn’t know […]
Foraging Wild Edibles For Beginners can be a bit overwhelming! I remember that feeling…… Walking into the woods SO excited to find something fit for your consumption; then looking around and not knowing the name of more than two plants. Before you get too involved in the collecting or harvesting of Wild Edibles it is […]
The common thistle is terribly misunderstood in our day and age – even criminalized by state governments who put a bounty on her purple crown. But thistles are more than a pesky weed, they stabilize the soil, provide food for bees, butterflies, and all sorts of wild critters, and can even be downright good for […]
Learn about edible flowers and edible weeds, as well as visit several homesteaders gardens. The whole world is a garden of food just waiting for you!
A common ‘weed’ that is also known as goosefoot, fat hen, and smooth pigweed, lamb’s quarters is a plant you may have overlooked. Tasty and abundant, and common nearly everywhere human beings live, it is the perfect forager’s find. The leaves taste incredibly similar to spinach, and the raw stems taste like asparagus. I’ve been […]