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Spring Oyster Mushrooms

Spring Oyster Mushrooms
I was out for a walk in the woods with my buddies last week when I spied with my mushroom vision some perfect wild white oyster mushrooms growing ...

Do You Know the Mushroom Man?

Do You Know the Mushroom Man?
As many of you know there is more than just Sarah working here at Fern & Fungi.  There are even a few who have maybe seen rare photos of this ...

Rooting Around at the Farm

Rooting Around at the Farm
We spent the afternoon and evening at my parents farm on Sunday harvesting dandelion and burdock roots as well as sugar maple logs for growing edi...

Adventures in Winter Foraging

Adventures in Winter Foraging
Or, for the Love of Conifers This is the first Ontario winter I have endured in twelve years and it's been fairly mild by all counts, but still fu...

A Wintry Day in the Life

A Wintry Day in the Life
I awake in the morning before the sun at 6am when the sky is still dark blue and the bright moon shines into my bedroom window. When I make break...

Forest Chai

Forest Chai
Chai tea is a delicious way to start working with local plants. Tailor your own chai recipe with aromatic herbs native to the forests of your regi...

Hunting Mycelium in the Wildwood

Hunting Mycelium in the Wildwood
There is a forager in town who lives a two minute walk from my house. We kept running into each other because small towns are small which led to c...

Calendula and the Lily of the Valley

Calendula and the Lily of the Valley
I'd forgotten about calendula. I used to grow it years ago. I buried grandmother crow under its roots and it flourished into a massive bush of fuz...

Rewilding Realities in Small Towns

Rewilding Realities in Small Towns
Here there is a constant chorus of tree frogs, crickets, and birdsong that never stops, even in the darkness when the bats fly over the creek  to ...

Plum and Pear Liqueurs

The pears are so ripe on my tree they are falling in droves, thudding loudly on the metal roof of the garage and littering the pathway to the gard...

Sunday Dinner: Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Whiskey

Now that we've moved to small town Ontario to be closer to family, my mom and I have been trying to make Sunday dinner a thing as the farm is only...

Fruit and Root Summer Iced Teas

I must not be the only out there who can't have caffeine so I thought, why not share a favourite summer ritual of crafting delicious iced teas usi...