Dryad's saddle is a common, edible, springtime fungi that more often than not ends up being the consolation prize for the morel-forager. Many fungi foragers come to learn how versatile this fungi can be in the kitchen.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.