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Posted December 31, 2009
An Excellent Book
I'm not a forager, merely a person who has come to an interest in foraging, permaculture and edible forest gardening as an attempt to examine the feasibility of ancient Cynic and modern anarchist philosophy, but assuming the general accuracy of the information in the book (which has been praised as more accurate than it's predecessors or it's contemporaries; the book actually demolishes a few long-believed falsehoods, like the supposed in-edibility of early Ostrich Fern shoots, to name one off the top of my head), this is quite a complete and practical book. Thayer has a lifetime of experience in foraging, and in this, what I believe is his first, book, he explains the best prey and the best way to harvest it. Each plant he covers is it's own chapter, and they are written well enough for someone with no interest in the subject at all to read it comfortably. All the necessary cautions are there in the opening, and each plant (at least 58, having done a quick finger-count) Thayer covers comprehensively, speaking of each as one would speak of an old friend.
The whole book, right down to it's size and weight, is built for being taken along on a trip into the woods or field to reap where you have not sown.
It has info for beginning foragers and experienced foragers alike.
As a very interested general reader, I highly recommend it.
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Posted March 8, 2013
One of the Best wild food books out there. Nature's Garden (Sam
One of the Best wild food books out there. Nature's Garden (Sam's other wild food book) is just as good if not better. There is also a good DVD that talks about all the plants found in Forager's Harvest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.