John Gallahger created the ideal way to learn about wild edible plants by making the learning process into a game. The illustrations and artwork are beautiful to look at. If you homeschooling or are interested in prepping, this resource is the ideal way to teach your children about what plants can be eaten in nature.
John Gallahger explains how this game came about:
When our son Rowan was little, we always wanted to play the nature and cooperative games with him. However, he always pulled out Candyland or Chutes & Ladders. Then it hit us! Why not make a nature-based educational game featuring all the things kids love about those timeless board games? Also, why not make cooperative play even MORE fun than competitive play? Wildcraft was born! Now, everyone can share their passion for plants with their kids and grandkids in a way that brings everyone together.
Grandma needs huckleberries to bake a pie. You and your cousins embark on an adventure up the mountain to collect berries as well as herbs she uses.
Will you all harvest the right plants to help with the trouble you run into along the way?
Will you make it back before nightfall?
The only way to win is by helping each other out.
Wildcraft! teaches you 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations. (Wildcrafting is the harvesting of wild plants) It also teaches team work, for you will rely on each other’s knowledge of plants and good fortune to make it to the Huckleberry Patch and safely back to Grandma’s.
The Plant Cards
26 plants are featured on 52 cards. The plant cards show the level of detail needed for identification in the field. Plants include: Nettle, Yellow Dock, Wild Mustard, Huckberry, Dandelion, Comfrey, Cottonwood, Caledula, Echinacea, Chamomile, Field Mint, Wild Rose, St. Johnswort, Horsetail, Yarrow, Herb Robert, Elder, Burdock, Cattail, Coltsfoot, Valerian, Plantain, White Willow, Chickweed, Jewelweed, Catnip
The Trouble Cards
There are 52 trouble cards. The icons on these cards match up with the icons on the Plant Cards. That’s how you know what plant can help with your trouble card. This way, even little kids can play!
Text from Wildcraft: An Herbal Adventure Game – LearningHerbs
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