A note about wildcrafting (tending to plant stands in the wild in a mutually beneficial relationship)
I hardly ever wildcraft, but when I do, I follow ethical guidelines as taught to me by my teachers Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. I make sure to wildcraft and not "wild take." I always inspect the plant's habitat, making sure my craft will not harm the plant's family. I take into consideration any other people who may be tending wild stands. I never take more than half, never take more than needed, always ask the plant for permission and always spread their seeds and replant more than I take. When crafting in this way, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of plant medicine while ensuring proper care and respect for our allies.