wild chicory

How to Identify Chicory

July 26, 2019 Tara Dodrill 2

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is probably the easiest of nearly all wild “weeds” to identify. Only daisies and dandelions might be simpler to safely identify for a novice wildcrafter. Not only are the flowers quite distinctive […]

burdock

Is Burdock Edible?

June 18, 2019 Rebekah White 3

If you’re looking to improve your health and enjoy a tasty meal at the same time, look no further than your own backyard. Burdock is a common herb that many people have growing wild on […]

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How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms

June 7, 2018 Allison Sayer 1

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 […]

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 Kendra 18

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

common purslane

Purslane: A Weed You’ll Find Most Useful

May 20, 2012 Kendra 27

This “weed” is super nutritious, and is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and tons of essential vitamins. Not only that, but it tastes great, too!! Here’s what I’ve discovered about purslane, and why I won’t be pulling it out of my garden beds anymore!

wild strawberries

Are Wild Strawberries Edible?

July 13, 2011 Kendra 79

I’ve always heard that wild strawberries were poisonous, so I’ve been telling my kids not to eat the ones we have growing in our yard. But then I read somewhere that they were actually delicious and safe… so which is it? Here’s what I’ve learned…