Category Archives: Wild Foods

Manoomin Project Music Video

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“Ultimately as a farmer, I’m in the land redemption business . . .” –Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms at Calvin University 2012 A few posts back I mentioned the analogy of the conservationist and his axe that Aldo Leopold wrote about … Continue reading

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Studying Nature From New Perspectives

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Intending to write on this topic later, I thought that these pictures might make a good lead-in into it.  Tom Brown, a primitive living and naturalist skills instructor told the story once of an incident with his mentor where his … Continue reading

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Spring Ephemeral Exploitation and The Pictures To Prove It!

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Spring Ephemerals are plants that exploit a niche in the forest between the time of snow melt and the leafing out of trees.  During this time of the year, sunlight is able to permeate the forest floor much more readily … Continue reading

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Leeks, morels, and transplanting the wild harvest: thoughts on an early spring

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It’s around midnight.  I’ve had down-time in blogging these past few months, trying to get our house in order before we move up North to a new piece of land, and hopefully get a few business ideas that we’ve had … Continue reading

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Why wild food matters: wildcrafting as a gastronomic art

Yesterday we raked our suburban backyard and gathered acorns. After we pulled the leaves off the grass, there were piles of them scattered all around in the dirt. We gathered them up in a bowl and are now in the … Continue reading

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