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 […]
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 […]
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 […]