The Green Family Goes Wildcrafting

5 customer reviews


In this adventure, the Green family as they go wildcrafting. Mama and Papa Green take the Green children out into nature and forage for edible plants they can use to eat and make herbal remedies with!

Children whose families make alternative/natural choices deserve to see themselves represented in children’s literature!  With this idea in mind, we created The Green Family.  The Greens are a family who live on a small homestead in the Midwest, where they grow some of their own food, homeschool, home birth, and use natural remedies.

Beautifully illustrated and fun to read, this book will quickly become a family favorite!

**This is a physical book**

Make sure you grab the other books in the series:

Extend the fun by downloading our printable, The Green Family Goes Wildcrafting Activity Book, with over 20 pages of word games, coloring sheets, and more.

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Meet The Green Family: Mama, Papa, Axel (10), Violet (8), River (6), and Soleil (3). They’re a mid-western, homesteading family living their best life — as naturally as they can.

Make sure to grab the first book in the series: The Green Family Gets the Sniffles.

In their second adventure, The Green Family Goes Wildcrafting, it’s dandelion season and the family decides to go harvest some edible and medicinal herbs. Dandelions, violets, and clovers are just some of the herbs that can be found right outside their backdoor and Mama knows how to use them all in salads, teas, jellies, and muffins and more. Together, they learn just how much is growing in their own backyard that is useful.

Sneak peek of the story:

“Ooh, look at these pretty purple flowers!” Violet bent over. The flowers were tiny, with four petals. They were surrounded by curled, heart-shaped leaves. “What are they?”

“Those, my dear, are violets!” Mama said.

Violet’s eyes widened. “Violets…like me!” she exclaimed. 

“That’s right,” Mama told her. “You can pick them, if you like. We can make violet jelly! Violets are tasty, and they’re rich in vitamin C.”

Violet began to gather the purple flowers into her basket.

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*This is a physical book, not a digital download.*

Make sure you grab the other books in the series:


5 reviews for The Green Family Goes Wildcrafting

  1. Katherine Roberts

    I really like this book. My only complaint is that on the first few pages, the words don’t line up with the pictures. It talks about looking out their window to see a sea of yellow dandelions and the dandelions in the picture have already gone to seed. Then it talks about thousands of dandelion blossoms on a page with no blossoms. I have a 3 year old and he’s learning his colors, so it’s just a little confusing! The leaves for the violet flower also didn’t seem to look right to me even though it mentions the shape they should be. Those are my only complaints and I enjoy the book, just wish the pictures matched the words a little more accurately since the book is about wildcrafting.

  2. Joanna Runfolo (verified owner)

    My son absolutely adores this book! He asks me to read it to him almost every night and then we talk about all the wonderful plants in our backyard that we can forage come spring. He is also very excited about the recipes in the back of the book! Thank you for this amazing addition to our home learning!

  3. Rachael

    Got this for my kiddos as an introduction to wildcrafting. They can’t wait till warmer weather to collect some of the herbs and flowers to try to make some of the things mentioned in the book! Beautiful illustrations!

  4. Melissa W (verified owner)

    My kids thoroughly enjoyed the first book, the green family gets the sniffles, and they enjoyed this one just as much. They can’t wait for dandelion season and to see what other plants we can forage for in our own yard this spring. I love having books that are so relatable for our family.

  5. Niya (verified owner)

    My daughter and I love this book! We love the story and the art is just charming!
    Some of my favorite aspects of this book is that they offer discussion questions, and a couple of recipes on the last few pages. My daughter, who doesn’t like to try new things at all when it comes to food, is truly looking forward to making the dandelion muffins this spring.

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