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Don’t pick your poison

March 14, 2018

Always know your poisonous plants first. You need to learn which plants to keep out of your basket before you can know which ones to put in. These are some poisonous plants commonly found throughout the states and provinces of the mountain west.

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Guidance for the Wild Harvest

March 14, 2018

Something brought you to this post, that innate need for learning, a passion for plants, or a desire to understand how to make simple, pure medicines. With the help of Briana Wiles, author of Mountain States Medicinal Plants, you’ll learn about how to harvest foraged medicinal plants safely.

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What you need to know about comfrey

August 23, 2017

As a reputable tissue- and wound-healer, comfrey is an important plant for the apothecary and first aid kit. Learn more about identifying and using the powerful properties of comfrey from Lisa M. Rose, author of Midwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 109 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness.

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Regional foraging: The taste of summer

May 9, 2017

Scroll to your region to discover the tasty summer flavors blooming in your area! For more foraging insights, check out our Timber Press Foraging Guides, perfect for newbies and experts who want to enjoy the abundance of wild foods in their region.

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Sustainable wildcrafting

April 4, 2017

To determine whether harvesting is appropriate and to ensure that the places where we harvest medicinal plants remain healthy and viable for many generations to come, I encourage you to gain as much understanding as possible of the intricate web of interrelations that keep ecosystems functioning in a healthy way.

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