Pascal Yan

Pascal is a tree planter and naturalist from Quebec, Canada. His fascination for nature fuels much of his writing.

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8 Boreal Forest Medicinal Trees Native Americans Used

The boreal forests of the world have some of the coldest temperatures found on the planet. Only the hardiest of humans have been able to inhabit these regions. When conditions are this hard, naturally we...

Boreal Forest Medicinal Plants: The Illustrated Foraging Guide

Among the known non-timber forest products, boreal forest medicinal plants might be the least explored and studied. Truth is, there is a huge potential in medicinal plants that is waiting to be appreciated. Global interest...

Boreal Forest Mushrooms: Foraging and Identification Guide

Depending on which region of the world you are in, you will find different types of non-timber forest products. Boreal Forest Mushrooms are a famous non-timber forest product that's been intertwined with cultures all over...

22 Essentials to Set up Your Off-Grid Property

There is a certain charm in having an off-grid property, maybe it's the great feeling of independence? Knowing that you can provide for yourself and your family at all times, without relying on the grid,...

Trees & Shrubs You Can Grow in Hardiness Zone 2

You want to naturalize your yard or grow plants commercially but live in hardiness zone 2? Check out our list trees & shrubs you can grow there.

How to Steward and Forest Farm American Ginseng

There's a new "wild west" going on in the Appalachia of North America. This time it's not a scramble for gold per se, but something nearly worth as much in weight. You can call it...

How You Can Steward and Forest Farm Endangered Wild Ramps

Wild Ramps (Allium tricoccum), or also commonly called Wild Leeks, are a tasty non-timber forest product that's gotten quite a lot of attention lately. It's delicious oniony and garlicky flavor has become a favorite in...

How to Forest Farm Mushrooms for Income

You can start to forest farm mushrooms for fun or for money, really it's up to you, but forest farming mushrooms can be a good source of income and can become quite a big business...

How to Earn Money with Non-Timber Forest Products

First of all, what are Non-Timber Forest Products? Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are any product or service other than timber that is produced in forests. Down below I've listed some forest products for you: Mushrooms OilsMedicinal...

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How to Propagate Alpine Sea Holly (Eryngium alpinum)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Alpine Sea Holly (Eryngium alpinum) and hopefully make it easier for you to sell them at...

How to Propagate Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia Purpurea)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia Purpurea) and hopefully make it easier for you to sell them at...

How to Propagate Three-Lobed Spirea (Spiraea trilobata)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Three-Lobed Spirea (Spiraea trilobata) and hopefully make it easier for you to sell them at...

How to Propagate Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca ‘conica)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca 'conica) and hopefully make it easier for you to sell...

How to Propagate Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and hopefully make it easier for you to sell them at...