As foragers we are probably the closest to nature than most other individuals. When gathering our favourite goodies this may put us right into harms way with ticks. Many websites provide great information about avoiding areas with ticks, but the reality is that they can be in your bac
The Wildcrafting Brewer is a must-have book for anyone who has an appreciation and desire for creating new and exciting fermented and non-fermented beverages. It does not matter whether you are a master at creating wild beverages or not, this book will definitely take your taste buds
Our world of “information on demand” has clouded over the necessity of being patient when it comes to foraging safety, especially mushrooms. This article is a great start on learning how to properly identify mushrooms.
If you haven't heard already there is great news about vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is found in some wild mushrooms and in the white button mushrooms sold in stores! This is highly beneficial for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
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.
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
There are many autumn foraging opportunities out there to be had. Don't pack away your tools for the season – not quite yet! Get out your shovel, trowel and knife because the fall time is a great time for root collecting and perhaps some fungi if you're lucky.
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!
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.
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
For the person who wants to start learning about foraging for edible mushrooms, this e-book publication is the perfect starting point. Crash Course in Wild Mushroom Foraging has great images and critical information for the beginner.
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. However, garlic mustard greens are very nutritious as they have substantial amounts of vitamins A, C, E and some of the B vitamins. In addition, it contains potassium, calcium, magn
Free Food from Foraging is an eBook that is available for $4 a copy. This 20 page book discusses topics such as nutrition, soil nutrition, vitamins and supplements, food prices and food miles as well as offering foraging tips.
"Free Food from Foraging" comes in mobile, PDF and har
March is Nutrition Month and there's no better time to educate ourselves on the amazing nutrients that wild edible foods have. In addition, it's important to educate ourselves on the "real" nutrient levels in all the food and 'food-like' products we purchase at typical grocery stores.
Today is New Year’s Eve and this is a time in which many of us reflect on the year that’s ending and to contemplate what’s ahead in the coming year.
Many people are approaching 2012 with some apprehension as there is no shortage of evidence that the world as we know it, is about to
There is and has been no shortage of negative news headlines when it comes to the lack of proper nutrition and poor health. Every nutritional angle imaginable has been covered from obesity to diseases, but one thing is for sure, for a country that boasts great food choices we sure are