Foraging with kids is always and adventure. They see magic in nearly every blade of grass. My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them. What can we do with them? Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”
Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots! Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”
I’m not much of a couponer but I must admit I have a penchant for free food – especially when it’s on the wild side. Have you learned to forage yet? Are you maybe even unsure what that means? No worries! Come along while I chat with experienced homesteaders, herbalists and foragers on how to gather the free food Mother Nature offers us in abundance. Continue reading “Wild Free Food”
Basket weaving is the most unlikely of survival skills and, compared to learning how to build shelter, is not the first one you and I should master. However, after teaching my children and some school friends that basics of basket weaving, I started to realize anew what a handy thing it is to know how to do. (It’s something I used to do in my single days, when I sat down for longer stretches of time.) Whether you need some quick plant pots for gifts or indoor herbs, or whether you’re out on a hike and score some wild berries, here is how to make your own plant pots and baskets. Continue reading “Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets”
We were out foraging in the backyard for lamb’s quarter and dandelions when one of my daughters suddenly said, “I wonder if you could eat dandelion Jell-O”. Turns out, you can. So, here’s a recipe for Dandelion Gelatin. Continue reading “Dandelion Gelatin from the Children’s Garden”
Need a Paleo chocolate chip cookie with a twist? Enjoy foraging for dandelions, but need a good recipe to use them up? Well, make these Paleo Dandelion Cookies and win on both counts!