Herbs & Wildcrafting

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

    Why These Books?   So, I’m not a big doomsday prepping-for-the-zombie-apocalypse kind of person, but I don’t have my head buried in the sand either. I don’t think we need to live in fear of what could happen–even though it really could! I mean, […]

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

      I have been drawn to herbs for many years. Way back  20+ years ago when I was newly married and we had little babies, we lived in an 800 square foot townhouse. I had only a few square feet to plant anything […]

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

      Foraging for Chicken of the Woods Last year when we lived in the middle of the Jefferson National Forrest, I started exploring the woods around our house.  I was looking for plants to see if I could find which wild edibles or […]

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

    The search for St. John’s Wort   I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I […]

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

We recently had the opportunity to live for two years right in the Jefferson National Forrest outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. Here I discovered the joy of taking plant walks — or herb walks. My plant walks consist of walking slowly through the meadow or woods phone […]