About Elise

Elise Krohn is passionate about her relationship with plants. As an herbalist, native foods specialist, educator and author, she empowers others in gathering and using wild foods and medicines. Her 22 years of experience includes teaching, clinical practice, developing educational resources and coordinating community education programs.

Resources

There are many incredible resources out there.  This is my own list of favorites that have helped me to dive deeper.  I do not believe that you need to know a lot of plants or own piles of books to be a great forager and medicine maker.  In-depth knowledge comes from hands-on experience – watching and using plants from season to season and year to year.

Harvesting Tips

When I go outside to gather my own food and medicine I am in my element.  I am taking in the gifts of my place.  It is also a time to give back by tending the plants that sustain me and many other species.  Gathering is a basic human act, one we have engaged in for thousands of years, and one that is largely forgotten in our modern world.

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Douglas Fir

Douglas fir trees rise like massive pillars toward the sky, their deeply furrowed bark...

Rosemary

The rosemary flowers positively glowed this year. They caught my eye like never before...

Willow

On the bands of the river, I am cloaked in a thicket of willow. Its protective branches...

Wild Berries for Winter Vitality

We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for so many weeks that it...

Yarrow

Yarrow was the first plant I fell in love with.  I recall picking bouquets of feathery...

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is one of the first plants I gravitate toward when I needed strength,...

Western Red Cedar

  I spent a fair bit of my childhood perched high in an old cedar tree. I felt held...

Oregon grape

Our modern palate oscillates between the addictive flavors of salty and sweet, but we...

Horsetail

Horsetail creates strong structure and foundation.  Touch its leaves and you will feel...

Violet

Lady of surprises – you might be small and delicate, but you hold immense power...