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.
When researching wild edibles it is mission critical to always use resources that use botanical names. There are far too many errors out there so you should always double if not triple check your sources to be on the safe side.
Spring wild edibles are out there now and after a long, very cold winter this greenery is certainly a welcome sight! Several wild edibles are peeking out of that melting snow and many more will be making their way into a forager's basket soon!
Food products in packages, cans, boxes, or jars often contain ingredients that have been proven to be harmful to human health yet legally they are allowed. Learning what exactly is in your food has become critical if you want to live a healthy life.
Garlic mustard has a very long history of use that dates back to the Stone Age. Archeologists from the University of York in the UK discovered that garlic mustard seeds were used as a seasoning 6,000 years ago.
An elderly Chicago man fined for picking dandelions is a story that sounds absolutely ridiculous, yet it is true. With only a hot dog, two eggs and bread for dinner, all he wanted was some nutritious greens to enhance his meal. Those dandelions cost him $75 he does not have.
Gossypin is the latest health buzz and studies show it is highly beneficial as an anti-inflammatory and in the battle against melanoma. The common mallow plant is a source of gossypin and it is commonly found in many parts of the world.
The Wild Edibles Walk & Talk in Ojibway Park, Windsor was an enjoyable success. The temperature was warm, I was able to meet new people and we found an abundance of wild edibles such as mustards, wild strawberries, asters, henbit, violets, Creeping Charlie, cleavers and Queen Anne's l