I noticed lots of spring edibles on my nightly walk with Soju this evening so I started collecting some items for a salad. I came back with a handful: daylily shoots, dead nettle, hairy bittercress and wild garlic. I rounded out my collection after dropping Soju off. I found sorrel, dandelion, chickweed and forsythia near … Continue reading Did you eat your weeds today?
The middle schoolers from the Xavier University Montessori Lab School have been coming out once each month this school year to spend a day learning and helping with a project. Today's theme was "Signs of Spring." We started off the day by dividing into three groups. Each was to search out as many signs of … Continue reading A New Generation of Foragers is Born
When I moved into this house I was lucky to inherit an established herb garden from the previous two owners. As you may well know if you follow me, I live across the street from trained herbalist and local food celebrity Rita Heikenfeld. Through the years here she has helped me take ownership of my … Continue reading An herb garden renovation