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.
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
Garlic mustard has a very long history of use that dates back to the Stone Age. Archeologists from the University of York in the UK discovered that garlic mustard seeds were used as a seasoning 6,000 years ago.
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
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