How to Eat Acorns

Acorns look delicious, don’t they?  They’re so smooth and appealing in their cute little “cupules” (hats).  They are full of nutrition, but they’re also full of bitter, astringent tannins.  These are compounds that make raw acorns distasteful and hard to digest.  However, people all over the planet, from California to Japan and everywhere in between […]

The Herbal Apprenticeship: An Ancient Way of Learning in the Modern World

What is an Herbal Apprenticeship? An herbal apprenticeship is an in-depth learning experience all about plants.  Apprentices live and learn alongside teachers, working with them and getting one-on-one attention and guidance.  Our ancestors shared herbal knowledge this way: they passed it from one generation to the next.  Few of us have living relatives who maintained such […]