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The "Must Have" Edible Wild Plant Field Guide!
Winner of the 2006 Midwest Book Award!
A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
by Samuel Thayer (Publisher: Forager's Harvest)
9" x 6" Paperback: 368 pages
Color photos throughout, Indexed
Our price: $22.95 - In stock
About the Book:
Rather than cover hundreds of plants in abbreviated accounts like a typical field guide, Sam Thayer has chosen a smaller selection of species to discuss in exhaustive detail, including only those plants he has eaten fifty times or more.
This book contains high-quality color photographs of each plant, painstakingly selected to facilitate identification and to depict the plant parts at exactly the stage of growth in which they should be harvested. The text is accurate and thorough, giving readers of any experience level the confidence to harvest wild plants for food.
Botanically, the text is accurate - yet it remains accessible to the layperson by using technical terms only when necessary.
The Foragers Harvest has many unique features that will appeal to naturalists, hikers, campers, survivalists, homesteaders, gardeners, chefs, Native Americans, and whole-food enthusiasts. The book contains a calendar of harvest times for wild produce, a step-by-step protocol for positive identification, an illustrated glossary tailored to the needs of foragers, a recommended reading list, plus special sections on conservation, safety, nutrition, harvest techniques, preparation methods, and storage. The Foragers Harvest is not a regional guide, and will prove useful to readers across the US and Canada
The Guide Features:
218 color photos, demonstrating each edible part in the proper stage of harvest, plus showing important identifying features
Step-by-step tutorial to positive plant identification
Photos and text comparing potentially confusing plants
Thorough discussion on how to gather and use the plants
Detailed information on harvest, preparation, and storage techniques
A foraging calendar showing harvest times for wild foods
A glossary of botanical terms illustrated with line drawings
Bibliography and recommended reading list
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