How to Identify Goldenrod (Plus Foraging Tips)

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Goldenrod is a superb plant for novice foragers to discover because it boasts a plethora of edible and medicinal uses. But, this hardy wild “weed” does also have some potentially lethal look-alikes. There are about 130 species of goldenrod plants. All of the species except one, white goldenrod, feature bright yellow blossoms. Each of the … Read more How to Identify Goldenrod (Plus Foraging Tips)

Goldenrod Wildcrafting – How To Use This Misunderstood Plant

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Goldenrod is both a beautiful, and often hated wild weed. For folks suffering from haya fever and related seasonal allergies, this late July or August bloomer is dreaded. But, contrary to popular belief, it is often just the plain Jane ragweed that grows with goldenrod, that causes all of the annoying, and somewhat painful allergy … Read more Goldenrod Wildcrafting – How To Use This Misunderstood Plant

7 Ways to Harvest Rainwater for Your (Permaculture) Garden

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In permaculture, it is often thought that ‘planting your water’ is the first step to success. While you may have great soil and a super smart design, if you are neglecting the water flow through your site, you are not only wasting this precious hydration resource, but putting your garden in danger of losing the … Read more 7 Ways to Harvest Rainwater for Your (Permaculture) Garden

The Art of Foraging: 54 Wild Edibles You Can Eat

Foraging should be an essential part of any homesteader’s and prepper’s plan to grow his or her own groceries. Learning how to identify, find, harvest, and prepare wild edibles will vastly increase the family’s healthy food supply both today and during a long-term disaster. Foraged food can be preserved just like the fruits, vegetables, and … Read more The Art of Foraging: 54 Wild Edibles You Can Eat

How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms

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Disclaimer: neither the author nor www.newlifeonahomestead.com are responsible for the side effects resulted from applying the advice given in this article. The advice in this article is for information purposes only. Mushroom foraging is one of my favorite hobbies. In addition to providing me with delicious treats, the experience of searching for mushrooms deepens my relationship … Read more How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms