Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Healing with Plants, Fungi and Lichens (2011 class) at the Delta Institute

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Pre-Class at Arthur‘s Property (Friday, July 29, 2011)



Saturday Class (July 30, 2011)

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

White Willow (Salix alba)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus hirta)

Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus)

Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)

Mad Dog Scullcap (scutellaria lateriflora)

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

American Basswood (Tilia americana)

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Wild Leek (Allium tricoccum)

Narrow-Leaved Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)

Healing Salve


Tall Blue Lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides)

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

Lesser Canadian St. John’s Wort (Hypericum canadense)

Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (Double Extraction)

Sunday Class (July 31, 2011)

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum)

Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

Wood Horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum)

Hemlock Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae)

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Spruce (Picea -- unknown species)

Whorled Wood Aster (Sharp-Toothed Nodding Aster) (Oclemena acuminata)

Single-Veined Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) (Inner Bark Tea)

Maple Sugar