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Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting (also known as foraging) is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or ‘wild’ habitat, primarily for food or medicinal purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. Ethical considerations are often involved, such as protecting endangered species, the potential for depletion of commonly held resources, and in the context of private property, preventing theft of valuable plants. When wildcrafting is done sustainably and with proper respect, generally only the fruit, flowers, or branches from plants are taken, and the living plant is left. When necessary to take the whole plant, seeds are placed in the hole from which the plant was extracted. Care is taken to remove only a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply. All of our botanicals are sustainably sourced, either through regional wild-crafting techniques or confirmed sustainable farming practices. (1)

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcrafting