Foraging can be an intimidating thing to start. The perception seems to be that you can only go out gathering wild food if you are already an expert! My teacher heart wants to tell you, though, that if you only try to do something once you feel like you know “it all,” you’ll never […]
Every time I go out I’m reminded of the massive amount of food that goes to waste in lawns and yards across America. We see it all the time. Fruit trees with fruit rotting on the ground because no one was there to pick it. Well, I do. I am an urban forager and foraging […]
Ever look out across your yard and think there is just a bunch of weeds in your grass, maybe brambles on the side of the road. Or perhaps you see just weeds and such growing out in your pasture? Did you know that many of those ‘weeds’ are edible and medicinal? No? That is ok, […]
When the fall winds move in, they start to blow the branches of the Russian Olive to the ground. Fortunately the olives stay attached, and we love to go collect these branches after a good wind storm. If you haven’t tried these nutrient powerhouses for yourself, you’re missing out!
I’ve been fascinated by foraging food lately. I finally got up the courage to actually do it and I was pleasantly surprised by the results especially because I hate vegetables. I do like artichokes though and thistles are a relative to the artichoke. I have a couple field books from the library right now and […]
Chokecherries: where to find them, how to identify them, vital information you MUST know (including toxic precautions), and links to recipes and preservation methods. I love this little berry!