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Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
     

Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

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by Samuel Thayer
 

A detailed guide to 41 of the most widespread wild foods in North America, covering how to find and identify them, which parts are used, when and how to harvest them, and how to prepare them for the table. The cultural and natural history of the plants are also discussed. There is no overlap between the plants covered in this book and The Forager's Harvest.

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A detailed guide to 41 of the most widespread wild foods in North America, covering how to find and identify them, which parts are used, when and how to harvest them, and how to prepare them for the table. The cultural and natural history of the plants are also discussed. There is no overlap between the plants covered in this book and The Forager's Harvest.

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Library Journal
A forager since childhood, Thayer (The Forager's Harvest) has written an authoritative, accessible book for identifying, harvesting, and eating wild plants. The 41 plants included are arranged in standard taxonomic order; each entry features detailed descriptions of the various species of the plant, its range and habitat, and extensive harvesting and preparation tips. Numerous beautiful, useful color photographs and drawings help with the identification. Thayer carefully distinguishes between the features of edible plants and poisonous plants they may resemble. Plant history, lore, and ecology and author anecdotes are woven throughout the inviting entries. VERDICT Clearly, foraging is a way of life for the author, and this excellent book is recommended for people living in the Midwest and Eastern United States who are interested in following in his footsteps.—Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976626619
Publisher:
Foragers Harvest Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
89,425
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Thayer is an internationally recognized authority on edible wild plants who has authored two award-winning books on the topic, Nature’s Garden and The Forager’s Harvest. He has taught foraging and field identification for more than two decades. Besides lecturing and writing, Samuel is an advocate for sustainable food systems who owns a diverse organic orchard and harvests wild rice, acorns, hickory nuts, maple syrup, and other wild products. He lives in rural northern Wisconsin with his wife and three children.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book about foraging largely because it's a first-hand account of eating, collecting etc... these wild edible plants.  There really is not a better book out there.
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