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Aronia Berries: Foraging this Native Shrub

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) is a native shrub in the eastern part of the United States. It is also grown as ornamental shrub in many areas. This shrub produces a berry that has become popular in the past couple of years for it’s health benefits. It is sometimes called chokeberry. This common name gives a clue […]

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Plant Spotlight: Usnea

Originally Posted January 20, 2015 Usnea is a lichen. A lichen is a combination of an algae and a fungus living symbiotically or together. Also known as Old Man’s beard, it grows in hair-like tufts and depending on where it is growing, it can be short or quite long, literally dripping from the trees. The green […]

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Herbal Nutrition Chart

Originally Posted December 3, 2014 Herbs and Wild Food offer incredible nutrition. Here is a chart created by my friend Rose Barlow. Rose was a wonderful herbalist who reminded me that humans like numbers, somehow they speak to us. And this chart helps us to see the nutrient density in some of our favorite weeds, […]

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3 Herbs to Start Using Today!

Originally Posted November 16, 2014 By Linda Conroy I recently offered a talk titled 3 herbs to start using today. Deciding which herbs to talk about, was a wonderful journey. I chose 3 herbs very deliberately, after polling herbalist friends, as well as non herbalist friends on what herb they would choose and/or like to hear […]

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