Spring Wildcrafting

Happy Herbal Spring!

The dandelions are popping up all over in my area. Spring is the perfect season for wildcrafting.
If you are new to gathering herbs from the wild or would like to brush up on your botany skills,
The Herbal Academy has a new Botany and Wildcrafting Course beginning next month! If you are interested in this great offering, be sure to sign up to be notified when registration opens.

For starters, you can take a walk around your own yard and possibly find common herbs such as dandelion, chickweed, plantain, cleavers, and yarrow growing right under your nose (at least that's what happened to me when I first discovered wildcrafting)!

One caution, be certain you 'know that you know' what plant you are harvesting. A good field guide is helpful for identifying wild herbs. A knowledgeable friend or family member is also a great source if you need help with plant ID. Online sites such as this one can be beneficial, too.

I hope you will consider the Botany and Wildcrafting Course, it looks like it will be a fabulous way to learn both botany and wildcrafting.

Do you have favorite herbs you already gather from the wild? How about sharing your tips with us here- especially recipes for incorporating those wildcrafted herbs into spring dishes!  
Dandelion Pesto is one delicious way I like to incorporate dandelions into my spring menu.


Herbal Blessings,

Catherine

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