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.
Kevin Duffy is a well-seasoned wild food educator in southern Indiana. The second edition of his Harvesting Nature's Bounty is now available. This 296-page book is a great resource for the beginner or intermediate forager.
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.
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!
After water, tea is the most commonly ingested drink around the world. Studies have shown some of the positive health effects from drinking tea but do these positives outweigh the negatives? Between pesticides, heavy metals and bleached tea bags the negatives are by far outweighing th
Acorns can be found on forest floors in many countries and they are edible. With over 600 species of oak, 85 in Canada and the US, there are plenty of these nuts to go around for the animal life and for us!
Highbush cranberries are best harvested after a good frost. While they are bitter in taste you can get creative with them when cooking. How about a Highbush Cranberry Sauce recipe that goes great with your Thanksgiving meal?
We have a pandemic here in Canada and the US that needs to be addressed. There are millions of people going hungry and as a result are rapidly becoming nutrient deficient. When this happens, poor health and nutrient deficient diseases tend to follow. Edible wild food can help stave of