The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds A Q&A with Katrina Blair Did you know there are 13 plants you can find right outside your door that can help you maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort? The Wild Wisdom of Weeds (Chelsea Green, 2014) by Katrina Blair is the first book on foraging and…

Chanterelle Hunting in the Pacific Northwest

Chanterelle Hunting in the Pacific Northwest By Sarah Jaroszewski As the long days of summer turn into early fall, golden orange treasures (cantharellus formosas) emerge from the forest floor. Here in the Pacific Northwest, these delectable fungi favor Douglas fir and hemlock forests. These extremely versatile mushrooms are some of the safer mushrooms to identify…

Urban Foraging

Urban Foraging What if food lined the streets in your neighborhood or town and as you strolled through you could pick and eat to your heart’s content? That’s what urban foraging is all about, and it’s gaining popularity. Urban foraging is harvesting plants growing in urban spaces. Whether you are picking fruit from a designated…

Cottonwood: Winter Wild-Harvesting

Cottonwood: Winter Wild-Harvesting By Sarah Jaroskye If you have an innate sense of curiosity about the natural world, as I do, you may have noticed the white cottony fluff blowing through the summer air near a grove of cottonwood trees. Like me, you may have marveled at how trees could produce “cotton.” The fluff carries cottonwood seeds…