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An exploration of Ganoderma species and how to identify, harvest and prepare them.  Herbal Uses for the Reishi Mushroom Knowledge and use of Reishi mushroom(s) in the western world have recently ballooned. When a group of mushrooms are referred to with the same name, the group is known as a…

Making Herbal Remedies at Home Making herbal remedies is the process of capturing a specific chemical essence of a plant or mushroom with a solvent (water, oil, vinegar, alcohol, honey, sugar etc.) and processing it to apply it to your body in some way. These are usually used with the…

Some of the Most Deadly and Toxic UK Mushrooms Sometimes learning the most deadly plants and fungi is a good starting point, if you can avoid them you’ll stay safe. This blog post is supposed to instill a little fear in the learning and budding forager, but only in so much that…

Foraging in Sussex The deep south of the country provides a really interesting and varied foraging location. There is variety and abundance all through the year and often certain things will even thrive in winter due to the slightly milder temperatures experienced in Sussex.  There are some great finds to…

Foraging doesn’t only take place in the wildest places you can imagine – there’s a wilderness in everyone’s gardens, balconies or even on your lunch break walk.  Go out into your garden and have a look around, even if you’ve got a concrete heaven for a garden, I can guarantee…

How to Identify Mushrooms Sometimes I’m out on a walk, walking the same route I have most mornings with my dog, yet suddenly I catch a white glimmer under one of the hedges, I lift up a bit of the hedge and, almost like Alice discovering wonderland, I see absolutely…

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