Weeds can be a headache for those who strive to have a “perfect” garden, yet in reality, many weeds are the best source of food and medicine that's available not just for us – but for our gardens as well. Even for us gardeners, weeds can be very helpful if we know a few basic principl
Purslane contains a high density of several nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Although there are many ways to add this valuable wild plant into our diet, perhaps the most enjoyable way is by making a purslane smoothie and using this to make popsicles.
Our planet is constantly evolving and that means many plants have become extinct over the eons. Many more will follow. Instead of fighting against nature, we should be working with it in order to better sustain local ecosystems.
Hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries have been praised for centuries due to their heart elevating properties. Whether they are used in herbal preparations or in the kitchen as a valuable food source, the hawthorn is a win-win.
Creating an edible landscape using edible flowers can be a great way to add colour to your garden or balcony. Lots of herb, fruit and vegetable flowers are edible as well so be sure to add these to your garden 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.
For three billion years marine phytoplankton has supported virtually all living creatures in the worlds’ oceans. Now, researchers have discovered that some species of phytoplankton are not only edible but can be categorized as a superfood.
Do you know how to survive by foraging in the winter months? Extreme storms are escalating, and the chances of an EMP as well as intense geomagnetic storms are on the increase. Having this knowledge is the best insurance policy you can own.
4-season foraging and hiking can be a love affair you’ll always embrace when you are motivated and in need of some detox time from being indoors. Always be sure to have a backpack with essentials when you head out.
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
Kukicha tea is a healthy tea that has a pleasant taste and contains many nutrients. Whether used as a medicinal tea or just to enjoy the taste, drinking a mug of kukicha tea every day will help boost your immune system.
Autumn is an exciting time of year as it can be categorically be called fungi season. Lots of edible mushrooms grow this time of year but the most intriguing perhaps is the Lion's Mane. It has incredible potential to help those with Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, MS, ALS, and more.
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.
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.