Month: April 2011

Why Bother to Live Wild?

Share…Welcome to the first seasonal blog for livingwild.org! I want to invite you to participate in this collaborative site by adding your recipes and plant discoveries. It is essential that we work together to revive the living libraries of information on how to live sustainably with this land. This will provide independence, health and food […]

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Landscaping with Black Oak

Share…The Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) is one of the most spectacular plants native to the Sierra Nevada to watch in the spring. After their leaves unfurl in shades of pink, red, and burgundy, they turn a bright green which could be where the term “spring green” came from. This burst of color is especially beautiful […]

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Manzanita Blossoms, Miner’s Lettuce and Morels

Share…I’m really feeling the plants response to the growing daylight that we’re receiving as the first day of spring approaches. The Buckeyes have leafed out, many plum blossoms are showing, the green grass is getting taller, and many seedlings have started their annual ascent to flower and seed. The progression of spring is a favorite […]

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Early Spring Foraging

Share…The snow has thawed and the abundance of spring is beginning to show itself! Today was a glorious sunny day, and Amara and I went out to take a look at what was happening the warmer climate of Penn Valley.  Our friend Margo greeted us with a smile and we took a short walk to […]

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Pressing Acorns into Oil

Share…Matt has been dreaming and scheming about making acorn oil for the last several years. The oil is used traditionally in Spain and Morocco, and he was curious what kind of oil we could get from our local oak varieties. He finally bought an oil press this winter, determined to see what we can draw […]

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