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Master Gardener: Growing strawberries in your home garden

Wild strawberries are indigenous to both Europe and the Western hemisphere. The wild berries were picked and sold in markets in Europe as far back as Roman times. In America, native Americans used the ... read more

In Vancouver, Canada, meals are getting wilder and wilder

I grew up on a mountainside in north Vancouver with forests in my backyard, so it seemed normal to head out the back door with my Austrian mother to pick wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberries ... read more

Wild blueberries

Tags: annette hamm, berry, health, holistic nutritionist, Julie Daniluk, wild blueberries It’s wild blueberry season which means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the health benefits, as ... read more

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The irresistible lure of wild berries

Brambles, haws and elderberries, a verge-side scattering of scarlet and black fruits hanging heavy on bushes and forming a bountiful larder along this narrow lane in Strathdevon. The juicy brambles we... read more


As bears eat well on natural nuts and berries, hunters' harvest takes a hit

Same for nuisance bear complaints. This year’s abundance of such food as blueberries, chokecherries, raspberries, cranberries, elderberries, wild plum, dogwood berries, hazelnuts and acorns made for f... read more

The Casual Gardener: Summer sex, naked limbs – there's a lot more to berries than you might think

A second bonus is that it also produces far more fruits than its wild counterpart, each a rosy red capsule containing bright orange seeds. Cotoneasters are always among the first choices for an autumn ... read more

Taming that wild game taste: 3 hunters share the recipes that turn their hunting hauls into culinary creations

Wild game cooking is enjoying a renaissance ... vinegar, rosemary, juniper berries, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and other herbs and spices. When ready to cook, the marinade is reserved and ... read more

Wild Wild Midwest: A day on the rice camps of northern Wisconsin

For indigenous people, wild rice is both a staple and sacred food that is served at all traditional ceremonies and celebrations. Cracked and cooked into a cereal, it nourishes infants and the infirm; ... read more

Tamworth farmer shoots, kills three bear cubs that were eating his chickens, say authorities

Under state law, wild animals caught doing "actual and substantial damage," can be destroyed. Andy Timmons, a bear biologist with the state Fish & Game, said the incident is part of larger problem. As ... read more

Minnesota's endangered wild ginseng still a tempting target for poachers

The wild plant grows slowly, sprouting its signature five-leafed green stems and red berries by late summer before the diminishing daylight of autumn turns it yellow and drooping and ready for winter. ... read more

Gary Shaw: We aren’t the only ones out there berry picking

We know that it’s that time of year for many of us to hit the hills and the burn overs for the annual fall berry picking efforts. We do this for a number of reasons. First and foremost, for many of us ... read more



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