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
Winter survival food is knowledge to have for two reasons. Should their be an emergency such as the loss of power it may be life or death. Another reason is to simply add winter edibles to your diet. Getting nutrients from a natural source is always better for our bodies.
Saving survival seeds is one of things we can do for emergency preparedness, but what seeds are you saving? What if there is no rain to grow them? Wild plant seeds should be in your emergency seed stash.
When cooking edible wild foods leave no edible part behind! Maximizing lamb's quarters is easy and tasty! Using the leaves provides us with amazing nutrition, but so do the soft stems! Don't green bin them - roast them!
Fields of Nutrition is a pocket-sized magazine that has thirty wild edibles commonly found in many countries around the world. Each edible plant comes with detailed description along with close-up images for easy identification. Each wild plant also includes health benefits and minera
This is a guest blog written by Chris Eirschele. I come at garlic mustard from the perspective of a master gardener, the type of volunteers often charged with pulling out the plants by their blooms each spring. The herb, unwanted around native plants at wooded gardens all over Wiscon
Edible weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become invasive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours. Weeds, edib
Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a w
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes thi
Food really matters – and with two out of three cancers being related to food choices there is a wake-up call for all of us to start reading labels and stop putting faith into the system. Many items are approved by government agencies, yet whether these items act alone or synergistica
Innovative ways to take care of your heart and your skin are in the first issue of Nutrition - Nature's Way! Never before have edible weeds been looked at this comprehensively as a possible means to help keep your heart healthy.
Taking care of your skin naturally is the simplest, m
So many credible books on native North American flora often share the same story about Joe Pye yet seldom provide sourced information. Was Joe Pye a real person and if so, who was he?
Many websites and books refer to Joe Pye as being a Native medicine man from Salem, Massachusetts
Plants in autumn provide windows of wildcrafting opportunity for the fervent forager. Pickings are getting slim, but depending on where you live, there are still ample opportunities to collect autumn weeds before the frost hits.
Where I live, September brought some amazing temperat