Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! Reishi Give Away

Happy New Year!

We have so many great things planned for 2012 - and they involve YOU.

Many of you know that we have such a big interest in using wild plants for food and medicine that we started our own educational website: Food Under Foot. 2012 is going to be the year that Food Under Foot gets happy feet! More on that later, but for now....

We are having our very first give-away! That's right, we want to send one lucky person 4 oz (1/4 pound!) of some of the gorgeous dried reishi mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae) we harvested this past year from the old growth hemlock forests of Northern Pennsylvania.

Basket of Ganoderma tsugae (reishi mushroom)

To enter:

  1. Visit and like our Food Under Foot facebook page*

  2. Find the entry that says: REISHI GIVE-AWAY

  3. Under that entry leave a comment telling us where you are from, your favorite thing to forage (all the better if it's a local treat) and what you love to do with it/how you love to eat/use it.

  4. Share so your friends and family can have a chance to win (one entry per person please.)

That's it! And please share the info with your friends and family so they can join in the fun (who knows, maybe if they win they will share, as I'm sure you'd do the same ;-) )

4 oz dried Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae)

Reishi is a medicinal mushroom which you boil in water and drink the tea. Known in China as Ling Zhi - the mushroom of immortality, the tea is known for its health giving properties. It's been used for thousands of years in Asia. It boosts the immune system and is anti-cancer and is known for supporting overall wellness and vitality.

You have until Sunday January 8, 2012 to enter, then on Monday January 9, we will assign everyone who entered a number, and randomly pick a number from a hat and whoever matches that number wins!!

We will pay shipping for the US...if you are outside the US we still invite you to enter, but we'd ask that you please help us pay for shipping.

Ganoderma tsugae (reishi) growing on a fallen hemlock tree

Good Luck!!

~ Melissa and David Sokulski, L.Acs.

The Birch Center for Acupuncture
(412) 381-0116

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* If you don't have a facebook account but would still like to enter, please send me your name, where you live, favorite wild edible and what you love to do with it...send it to, subject: Reishi Give-Away, and we will get you entered to win.