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Eating Hop Shoots

Have you tried eating hop shoots before?  Maybe you should!  It turns out that hop shoots are the most expensive vegetable in the world– and I have them growing wild in my back yard!  To tell the truth, the wild hops in my yard are a real nuisance– they grow all over the shrubs back […]

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15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Back Yard

Spring is in full swing over here in Suffolk.  It’s really nice, I have to say!  One of the things I look forward to the most when the ground thaws is the beginning of the foraging season.  So far, we have only been on one official foraging walk, and it was to collect stinging nettles.  […]

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What to Do With Stinging Nettles

The appearance of stinging nettles in my neighborhood is exciting, because it marks the beginning of the foraging season!  Last year, spring came in so late that we were desperate enough to go collect nettles that had just barely broken out of the frozen ground.  We brewed beer with them and found some fun ways […]

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Winter Project: A DIY Wreath from Foraged Materials

Today I have a really fun and beautiful project for you: A DIY wreath made with foraged materials. On Saturday, we took a family walk as usual, and I brought clippers for cutting wreath-making supplies. Everything in this wreath was foraged, and there are so many possibilities for how you can design yours, based on what you find around you.

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Rethinking Weeds: Becoming Plant Literate

Today I’d like to talk to you about weeds.  Actually, it’s not so much about weeds as it is plant literacy.  Once upon a time, really not that long ago, people went out and gathered plants.  They knew which plants were expected to grow in their areas at certain times of year, and they picked […]

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Save Your Lilacs!

Hi Everyone!  This is a really quick heads-up post.  Lilac season is in full bloom (at least where I am) right now, and we have a lot of them in our garden.  I plan to make Lilac Wine with them, and thought that you might want to try it, too.  It would be a shame, […]

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