After 3 months off from our 30 day challenges for an easy flow of Summer we are back to cultivating mindfulness, setting intentions and following through. Every day of September i will be hunting and gathering urban edibles and wild foods as well as researching uses and tips on identifying available species around the city. As for storage i intend to dry herbs, perhaps make some lotions potions and salves for the home apothecary, can some goods, delve into my wild fermentation book, make ice cream, make jam and other more whimsical experimentation. First up and widely available are blackberries! i hope to fill the very tip top of our wee freezer and Little A has blackberry bars on his wish list for back to school snacks. On various ventures to the brambles we’ve also found some red clover (so many uses), an apple tree that was not so delicious but maybe mixed with other varieties in tarts, st. john’s wort to dry for future healing salves and other curious but unknown things growing. I’ll be watching the rosehips deepen red closer to the end of the month as well as learning more about the widely available plantain and dandelion plants. Comfrey is also on my seek list as are salal berries but maybe those are over?? You are most welcome to join us in your own foraging adventures and local experience is greatly appreciated!