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 […]
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 […]
There are an abundance of lovely and useful plants that we can plant in our yards and gardens. And there are even more available to us in our surrounding areas. By learning how to wildcraft, you can expand your number of species available to you, even if you have no yard of your own.
Ever looked outside and wondered just how much food is available for free? When you learn how to prepare foraged food you can find healthy and free foods almost anywhere. And often when you eat your weeds, they have more nutrition, and are available earlier in the year than traditional garden produce. Once you learn […]
Learn how to identify edible berries in your specific region.
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.