Backyard Botanist

Welcome to "Backyard Botanist"! In this section, I will guide you in identifying plants that you can forage in your backyard or nearby forest. Once we have learned how to identify each plant, I will share a simple recipe or field use with you.

Backyard Botanist Vol. 4: Amaranth

Hello again and welcome to the (belated) fourth volume of Backyard Botanist!  We are gathered here today to learn all about a plant called Amaranth (Amaranthus). But first, I have to tell you a funny (not really)…

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Backyard Botanist Vol. 3: Chicory

Here we go, with the third volume of Backyard Botanist! Eating foraged foods can feel great. As with any harvest, I would imagine. It's wild once you realize how many edible plants grow all around you. And that's what…

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Backyard Botanist Vol. 2: Dandelion

Welcome to the second edition of Backyard Botanist! Each week I will introducing you to a new edible plant that can be plucked from your own backyard, roadside, or forest. As I share with you how to properly identify…

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Backyard Botanist Vol. 1: Curly Dock

Welcome to the first edition of Backyard Botanist. Each week I will be introducing you to a new edible plant that can be plucked from your own backyard, roadside, or forest. I feel like this might be a Wednesday…

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