About Elise

Elise Krohn is passionate about her relationship with plants.   As an herbalist and native foods specialist she empowers others in gathering and using wild foods and medicines.  Her 17 years of experience includes medicine making, clinical practice, developing tribal community gardens, creating curricula and teaching.

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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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 in...

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...

Rose in Bloom

Rose is an old soul.  She has been on earth more than 35-million years and she has...

Chickweed

Once you know chickweed you will see that it is omnipresent.  Just yesterday we found it...

Big Leaf Maple

Each spring I look forward to seeing the blooms of big leaf maple trees illuminated in...

It’s Nettle Season

  I could not contain my excitement this year as I spotted the first nettles...