Celebrating 35 years of foraging tours in New York City, "Wildman" Steve Brill is still as dedicated to the teachings of wild edible plants now as he was in 1982. Last year his 12-year old daughter, Violet, helped to co-lead tours and is back this year!
Consuming heart-healthy herbs and spices on a regular basis is the best type of health insurance anyone can ever have. A heart-healthy diet and smart lifestyle choices is exactly what we need to avert potential heart disease.
A growing number of people realize that although some over-the-counter products may help alleviate sore throat symptoms they rarely target the root cause. Everyday items in your kitchen or some wild edible plants might give you the solution you need to be on the pathway to recovery.
It's better to have and not need than to need and not have. Knowing a few survival skills in the event of any unexpected trouble includes many things including edible wild plant knowledge. In an ideal situation having a shelter to go to would be great; however, shelters are far and f
Harvesting goldenrod may appear to be an easy forage however there is something to be vigilant about - be sure to check the leaves. Rust is a common occurrence with these tall plants and you don't want to be consuming this or bringing it to your home garden.
Many seaside edible plants grow on shorelines all around the world and earlier this summer I had the opportunity to enjoy sampling what coastal eastern Canada had to offer! If you're near a shoreline, learn what there is and take advantage of these amazing edibles.
Fermented foods and beverages have become increasingly popular because they help to support good health yet some products can cost a fair bit. Fermentation of edible wild plants is a great way to increase an already nutrient-packed food that costs virtually nothing.
Eating cheap is easier than you think when you incorporate edible wild food into inexpensive store-bought items. Not only is this a logical way to eat cheap, but your body will get an abundance of nutrients!
New plant and fungi growth is something foragers anxiously await every spring. Spring is a time to unleash the months of dormancy by getting out there and collecting fresh produce. Unfortunately, the greed of some foragers can be more important to them than following the rules of sust
The Universal Edibility Test is important to follow before consuming foraged foods. Many wild plants, berries, shrubs, flowers, and trees taste great - but they can also cause serious health problems if not tested first. Always test a new foraged food before eating.
Amygdalin, or B17, is very important to incorporate into our daily diet. It not only helps to prevent cancer, in many cases, B17 has been successfully used to treat cancer. It occurs naturally in many of our foods and in alfalfa!
Harvesting charts are a great resource to have so you know what is ready to be harvested, and what part of the plant is to be used. Foragers and herbalists alike can plan their trips into the wild to collect what they need when the time is just right.
There is a food crisis in Canada's far north and far too many people are going to bed hungry every night. Perhaps the only possible solution may be having people of the north return to some of their traditional ways.