A Magical Life

Teaching kids (and parents) foraging, cooking, traditional skills and living well on less

Foraging as a Family


Foraging is such a wonderful skill to learn as a family!

Wild foods are free, fresh, healthy and natural.  Many of them provide more nutrients than most foods you can find in the grocery store and some of them are absolutely delicious.

Foraging gets families outside, providing fresh air and exercise while spending time together.  Children learn all sorts of science and nature information, and it’s the sort of knowledge that can keep your family stocked with healthy foods even in hard times.

Best of all, foraging can be done just about anywhere.  You don’t need to live in the woods to find wonderful wild foods.  Even city dwellers are surrounded by edible fruit trees, nuts, berries and yes, weeds, that are tasty and nutritious.

You can find foraging information on all sorts of wild edible and medicinal plants here. 

Categories include:

  • Foraging 101 (Safety and courtesy rules)
  • Spring Foraging
  • Summer Foraging
  • Autumn Foraging
  • Winter Foraging
  • Fruit trees
  • Wild berries
  • Greens
  • Flowers
  • Nuts
  • Recipes
  • DIY tools and tips
  • Recommended Resouces

Looking for a specific wild edible? 

We have lots of detailed information on the following wild foods:

  • asparagus
  • apples
  • pears
  • wild plums
  • crab apples
  • elderberries
  • acorns
  • walnuts
  • dandelion flowers
  • ramps
  • mulberries
  • maple syrup and maple water

More are added all the time!


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This entry was posted on August 22, 2015 by in Foraging and tagged .
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