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 […]
Foraging for food is super satisfying, but for these 5 foods you do not have to travel far to find them. In fact you can probably forage from your backyard for this list. It might surprise you that you can eat them, but you can, and they are delicious!
With the coming of Summer, so comes the sunshine, the warmth….and the dandelions! If you’re like us, you don’t spray chemicals on your lawn, so you have organic dandelions. Why not try your hand at making some Dandelion Wine? Making Wild Wines is a fun hobby and you can end up with all kinds of […]
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, […]