Recipe Roundup

Recipe Roundup

Cabbage Squash & Mushroom Sauté ¼ head of cabbage, slice in strips 3 large mushrooms, sliced 1 medium yellow squash, lightly peeled and sliced thin. 3Tbs. olive oil ½ tsp. celery seed Season to taste Instructions: In a medium sauté pan heat the olive oil. Add all...
Healing Plants – Strawberries

Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...
Fire and Water Quality

Fire and Water Quality

Forest fires, as we saw recently, in South Park with the Weston Pass fire can be traumatic for people, livestock, wildlife, soil health, and water quality.  People discussed charred pine needles dropping out of the sky like rain.   Fire can be life threatening,...
The Importance of Environmental Education

The Importance of Environmental Education

Our future leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges and it is our role as educators, parents, and the community to properly prepare them to inherit this earth. This requires a commitment on all our parts when it comes to providing Environmental Education...
Penstemon Salve

Penstemon Salve

The beautiful Penstemon is another plant that can be utilized topically in homemade salves.  The whole plant is used by chopping it into fine pieces, using a food processor, juicer, or a blender.  One recipe from herbalist, Michael Moore, suggests using equal parts...