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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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Nurture with Nature: Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

By Jackie Edwards:  Recent birth rates show that most babies are born in September, making the month of December the highest for conception. Both September and December coincide closely with cold and flu season. Whether you’re new to pregnancy or you’ve just had your bundle of joy, having a sore throat …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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Benefits and Uses of Witch Hazel

By Fredrica Syren: Witch hazel, a shrub that grows in the eastern and midwestern U.S. as well parts of Canada, has been used by native Americans as medicine for a long time. It’s best known for its anti-inflammatory properties because it contains tannins that help reduce swelling and fight bacteria. …

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It’s Nettle Season!

By Valerie Yoder: It’s spring!  For my family, that means more days at the playground, long walks through the woods, and the beginning of another foraging season. Harvesting wild edibles is a great excuse to spend time outdoors in early spring, not to mention a satisfying way to amp up …

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