HOW HUMANS CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF THE FALL SEASON

Fall is when we need our inner-industriousness to be at peak performance. It is time to harvest and store all of the proceeds from our spring planting. Time to put away enough sustenance to last us throughout the upcoming winter season.

If you are not a gardener, you may be thinking ‘But Diane, I have no harvest to process. And I will simply purchase my ‘sustenance’ at the local supermart this winter’. I get it. This is the way the bigger part of the world turns.

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CHAGA MUSHROOM || MOOD BOOSTING MUSHROOM

Mushrooms always fascinated me. I was always telling myself that I would take the class, do the walk, and/or read the book. But it rarely happened.

And then one day, I shut down the procrastination and I set about the business of learning more about these fungal wonders 😉

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SUMACADE || A SUMMERTIME HERBAL BEVERAGE || WILD FOOD

It has been many moons since I was introduced to sumacade. I can’t even recall who first shared this herbal knowledge with me. But I can see myself standing in the production room in the back of my herbal shop, brewing up this tasty summertime treat for the very first time. And that, like most all of my herbal firsts, is a fond memory ❤

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CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS || SHORT SEASON WILD FOOD

Chanterelles are easily the most known wild mushroom out there. It seems that just about anyone who has ever had even the slightest interest in foraging mushrooms has heard of these fabulous little woodland treats.

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HOW HUMANS CAN GET MOST OUT OF THE SUMMER SEASON

There is something about the heat of a sunny summers day. Something that is a little hard to put into words. And yet seems to be clearly understood by both the plant and the animal kingdoms.

I like to think of it in gardening lingo. The seeds have been planted, and now it is time to just relax a bit and wait for the harvest to come. There is some maintaining to do, of course. Things will need to be watered and weeded. But, still, the next event that will require a significant bit of energy from us is the harvest.

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