Category: What’s In Season

What can you harvest today in southern Michigan? And what can you do with it? These short posts are designed to let you know what is available right now in our area. You can see exactly what current conditions are because the pics are taken on the day they are posted. So keep up with What’s In Season right here.

2020 Classes and Events

We have so many cool classes and events coming up this year, I just had to take a few minutes to tell you guys the highlights. This summer is our 7th Annual Great Lakes Foragers Gathering, June 11-14 in Brooklyn.

Black Friday Plant List

On Black Friday, I did a plant walk in Pinckney Recreation Area. Here are a few of the things we found: Want to learn more about foraging? We have several plant walks, camps, and even an online Foraging Class. Check

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5 Things to Forage in November (and Beyond)

Cranberries, Chickweed, Black Walnuts, Strawberry Leaf, and Wintergreen Cranberries are a Thanksgiving tradition for a reason. The time to harvest them begins in late October and extends well into the winter. The tiny plants grow on mossy mounds in bogs.

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Feral Pears

Feral refers to something that was once domesticated but has returned to the wild. Feral pears are most common along roadways, where people have thrown pear cores out the window and they have germinated. They are easy to recognize because

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Chickory

Chickory root is a wonderful addition to coffee. You can spend extra money at the grocery store for fancy coffee with chickory added. Or you can harvest it yourself for free. As a bonus, roasting chickory root smells wonderful. The

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