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 […]
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!
Foraging in Alaska may seem impossible to those who haven’t been here long. Long, cold, dark winters with seemingly no life make it a tough landscape. But underneath all that snow, Alaska is an amazing food source for those who know what they are looking for.
Summertime in Alaska means berries. Lots and lots of berries. From one end to the other, Alaska is covered in wild berries, both edible and not. Be sure you’re set for a busy summer of foraging in Alaska for wild berries.
Meet five of my favorite herbal allies – who also happen to be wildly abundant in the Colorado Rockies. Mugwort, Uva Ursi, Usnea and more! How to identify, harvest and use the food and medicine that grows wild and free in the wilderness.
Every year the Holistic Homestead hosts a Wildcrafting Party to meet some of our local edible and medicinal plants that grow wild and free in the Colorado Rockies at our homestead 9,200 feet above sea level. In this article you will see some of the highlights of how we teach Wildcrafting with herbalist Kate Miller […]