First Signs of Spring – Young Edible Herbs to Forage

It’s early April and there’s a little snow left here and there, the woodstove is still going, a lot of the birds are back. And hiding under leaves and in the long meadow grass you can already find some young wild greens, just waiting for the sun to come out again. This is the perfect time of year to get out and forage for wild herbs; you may not find too much, but the young greens you do discover are full of medicine. Continue reading First Signs of Spring – Young Edible Herbs to Forage

Best Herbal Remedies for Poison Ivy

Nobody wants to spend several weeks of their summer with an irritatingly itchy, unsightly and often times painful rash. But the truth is, this can happen by simply touching one toxic plant:  Poison Ivy. Keep reading to find out the best herbal remedies for poison ivy and ensure that it does not ruin your summer! Continue reading Best Herbal Remedies for Poison Ivy

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What’s in the book?

I guess the title is pretty self-explanatory. So just to add some information, all ten of these herbs in this book are amazing healers. You can forage all of them and each one targets a specific modern health issue. I’ve used the majority of them personally and have been growing and wildcrafting herbs and making herbal products for over fifteen years.

This book was a work of love, a foraging guide with everything I’d learned so far is in it, from  how to make tinctures and poultices, to the best ways to harvest wild roots, to learning the most easily identifiable herbs on the planet.

Here’s what a few Amazon customers had to say about the book:

“Spot on resource. Great herbs, with good advice, easy to recognize pictures, and directions. Short, to the point, without any fluff. Good job.” – Novice herbalist

“Informative little book. I was pleasantly surprised when reading this book. I had thought it was going to be overly simplistic and was happy that it was not. As someone that has used herbs for more then 20 years I can still say….I learned a few things in this book.” –on

Do I sell herbal products?

No, but I provide recipes, videos and blog posts. My intention is to teach others how to make their own herbal remedies with foraged herbs. I also sell some of my books from my author page (though I always have at least three free books available on Amazon at any given time).

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Foraging In Maine – 2015

Well we spent a lot of time last winter shoveling snow. At least we didn’t get the ice storms like we’ve had in the past. But the snow. A foot one day. A foot the next. Three days later another storm is coming. For those of you that live without snow, let me tell you it is exhilarating (fun to play in!), a lot of work (where’s my car?),  and dangerous (we are all still driving in this shit!). Last year we had more snowstorms than I can ever remember; and I’ve spent 45 winters here. Luckily that snowy winter sent us bountiful rewards, the first thing that comes to my mind is the long growing season we saw for our cultivated gardens and the wild plants. Foraging in Maine has been a real treat for us avid outdoorsy types. Continue reading Foraging In Maine – 2015

Happiness is discovering that a pesky garden weed is a useful plant!

Today I was looking at this great video from Garden Fork on youtube:

As soon as I saw the close-up of this ‘weed’ called Purslane, a medicinal wild herb with super nutritional properties, it was a huge ‘AHA!’ moment for me.  That is the weed that has cropped up all through our gardens;  practically laying a carpet around everything planted.  I had a feeling when I was weeding this plant that I shouldn’t be.  I wanted to know what it was, but sometimes it’s hard to identify a plant from the wild.  Is this weed going to leech away all the soil nutrients so my cultivated plants suffer?

I always learn better when someone shows me.  I’m so grateful to all the youtubers out there posting videos of wild edibles plants!