Category: Wildcrafting

Growing and Identifying Herbal Trees and Shrubs

Herbal trees and shrubs really stand out as being easy to grow once they are established and they make useful additions around your yard or homestead. Of course, trees and shrubs do require more planning […]

5 Herbs That Grow Almost Everywhere

I always reserve a small corner of my garden for “weeds”. Not just any weeds, of course, but there are quite a few that I am always happy to see – things like violets, cleavers, […]

Celebrate Spring with Homemade Dandelion Jelly

Spring greens are in full swing here on the farmstead. We enjoyed chickweed salads last week, and the purple dead nettle is blooming everywhere. The dandelions have been tempting me for the last few days, […]

The Herbal History of Black Willow

When most herbalists think about willow, they think about white willow, Salix alba, which is easy enough to find at health food stores. Otherwise, the word ‘willow’ might conjure up images of the graceful landscape tree […]

Foraging and Using Tulip Tree

Tulip tree (Liriodedron tulipifera), also known as tulip poplar or tulip magnolia, is a native medicinal herb and old folk remedy of the Appalachians. In my experience, tulip tree bark is easily gathered from downed […]