Wildcrafting is the process in which one forages for plants or food.
When I first started learning about herbs, I knew nothing of harvesting my own plants… except for plantain that is. I mostly ordered herbs online or bought them from my local health food store.
It wasn’t until I met a couple people that lived in my area who took me on some plant walks that I began to love wildcrafting. I had no idea that so many medicinal plants grew in my area and that I could actually learn to go out, see them, correctly harvest them, and then put their medicine into action.
Honestly I think my experiences wildcrafting really helped to awaken the herbalist in me. Since then I’ve began to wildcraft herbs on a regular basis. I’m still learning… still growing… still harvesting… and having tons of fun as I go.