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Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting has long been a special part of St. Francis of the Woods. From Jackie Dill's wildcrafting walks, workshops, and potlucks, to the annual Oklahoma Wildcrafting Calendar we've been publishing each year 2020-now, there's a lot to learn, and a lot of nature connection to be found!

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Our annual Wildcrafting Calendar is a collaboration of many hands at St. Francis of the Woods. It is dedicated to our wildcrafting teacher, friend, and mentor Jackie Dill. Each month features an original drawing or painting of an Oklahoma plant that can be foraged that month, along with a recipe, other ways to use the plant, and tips for plant identification.

If you would like to contribute to the 2025 Oklahoma Wildcrafting Calendar, please use the form below (to submit a recipe), or email LoriAnn@stfrancisofthewoods.org to volunteer to help with artwork, layout/design, identification points or harvesting text, or preparing the printed calendars for shipment.


The 2025 plants include: 

  • American Field Pansy/Violet (Viola bicolor)

  • Black Willow (Salix nigra)

  • Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

  • Buffalo currant (Ribes aureum)

  • Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera)

  • Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

  • Giant Puffball mushrooms (Calvatia gigantea)

  • Pecan (Carya illinoiensis)

  • Plantain (Plantago major)

  • Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)

  • Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

  • Woodear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae)

 

We also need additional recipes for our past calendars' plants: Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa), Blackberries (Rubus allegheniensis), Prairie Bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis), Cattail (Typha latifolia & Typha angustifolia), Chickweed (Stellaria media), Cleavers (Galium aparine), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Curly Dock (Rumex crispus), American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), Elms (Ulmus pumila), Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa), Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), American Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum), Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule, Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata), Kentucky Coffeetree Bean (Gymnocladus dioicus), Lambsquarter (Chenopodium album), Morels (Morchella esculenta), Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), Red Mulberry (Morus rubra), Oak (Quercus spp.), Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda), Roses (Rosa spp.), Prairie Sage (Artemisia ludoviciana), Pricklypear (Opuntia spp.), Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Sand plum (Prunus angustifolia), Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii), Soapweed Yucca (Yucca glauca), St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Sumac (Rhus glabra), Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor), Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Submit a Recipe

We are looking for recipe submissions for our fundraiser Wildcrafting Calendar and Wildcrafting Cookbook. By submitting your recipe here, you are authorizing St. Francis of the Woods to publish it online and/or in print in order to raise funds for our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Thank you for your support!

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