Vital Ways was Born Out of Necessity, Inspired by Tradition, Insisted Upon by the Community. We’re often asked about how Vital Ways got its start, so we thought it’d be helpful [...]
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We are so often asked, what Vital Ways is, and what do we do, that we felt that its best to answer in a blog post.It is a School, 1-4 years long, [...]
The Forest Teacher: Lessons from a Forest Bath As I walked early through the deep forest last week, far from people, by myself, misted by the autumn rain, seeking nourishment and also [...]
Essential Mushroom Hunting Tips and Top 5 Edibles to Make your Mushroom Foray Safe and Productive PART 1Christopher Smaka2019-10-02T16:07:58+00:00
Essential Mushroom Hunting Tips and Top 5 Edibles to Make your Mushroom Foray Safe and Productive PART 1 Tip # 1: Surprising Fungal Safety IdeasIt may surprise you to know that most [...]
This year in forests throughout the region, it is one of the most spectacular fungal displays that I’ve seen in over 2 decades of mushroom foraging. This time of year, deep in [...]
In the last century, a brilliant sage in India named Krishnamurti said "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society" We live in a profoundly [...]
This is the season for mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest! Lobster mushroom It's lobster mushroom, Hypomyces lactifluorum. So yum, in fact, some say it makes a better lobster broth than [...]
Your health is your top priority. Want to make it ours? If you have questions about natural and holistic approaches to health, then feel free to send it to us and [...]
Chris gets interviewed about adaptogens. The reporter did an admirable job of capturing the spirit of the interview. Kudos to the her, and the Willamette Week for covering such an important topic! [...]
Your health is your top priority. Want to make it ours? If you have a question about natural holistic approaches to health, then send it to us and our clinical herbal [...]