Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

Title : Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants
Author : Christopher Nyerges
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
ISBN 13 : 9781613747018
Date : 2014-04-01

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An array of abundant wild foods is available to hikers, campers, foragers, or anyone interested in living closer to the earth. Written by a leading expert on wild foods and a well-known teacher of survival skills, Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants is more than a listing of plant types—it teaches how to recognize edible plants and where to find them, their medicinal and nutritional properties, and their growing cycles. This new edition features more than 70 plants found all around the United States along with more than 100 full color photos plus handy leaf, fruit, and seed keys to help readers identify the plants. It also includes fascinating folklore about plants, personal anecdotes about trips and meals, and simple and tasty recipes.

Edible and Useful Plants of California

Title : Edible and Useful Plants of California
Author : Charlotte Bringle Clarke
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN 13 : 0520905806
Date : 1978-02-07

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Both American Indians and the pioneers knew and used many different plant species-for food, fibers, medicine, tools, and other purposes. This unique book is a guide to identifying more than 220 such plants. But it goes much further-it also tells the reader how to prepare, cook, and otherwise use them. Some of the dishes for which recipes are given have won culinary prizes. All have been tested not only by the author but also by her students and by journalists-who have been uniformity surprised and impressed. The plants are organized by habitat communities. Description, photos, drawings, and distribution information are given. Where poisonous look-alikes exist, they too are illustrated. Much fascinating information about Indian uses of native and introduced species is included. The author emphasizes conservation considerations; the aim of the book is to educate the reader about intriguing uses of the plants, and to tell how to gather and use the most palatable and abundant species without damaging the environment.

The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide

Title : The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide
Author : Linda Runyon
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN 13 : 9780936699103
Date : 2009-04-01

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Full of data, charts, nutritional breakdowns, and a poisonous look-alike section, this guide discusses how to identify, gather, prepare, store, and enjoy an endlessly nutritious and renewable resource of wild, edible plants.

Edible Wild Plants

Title : Edible Wild Plants
Author : John Kallas
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
ISBN 13 : 9781423616597
Date : 2010-06-01

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Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America

Title : A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America
Author : Lee Peterson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 039592622X
Date : 1999-09-01

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An illustrated handbook describes the most common edible plants, their range, uses as food, and suggested methods of cooking.

Tom Brown s Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Title : Tom Brown s Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Author : Tom Brown
Publisher : Berkley Trade
ISBN 13 : 0425100634
Date : 1986-12

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For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

Some Useful Wild Plants

Title : Some Useful Wild Plants
Author : Dan Jason
Publisher : Harbour Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9781550177923
Date : 2017-02-18

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With over forty years since its original printing, and over 30,000 copies sold, this bestselling guide still remains a trusted and much-consulted reference for those interested in identifying, foraging and growing wild plants for food and medicine. Now Some Useful Wild Plants is back in print for a new generation of foragers and herbalists. Some Useful Wild Plants contains sections on useful herbs, trees, berries and seaweeds, as well as commentary on avoiding poisonous species. Pick the young tender leaves of orach, salsify and miner's lettuce for a delicious and vitamin-rich spring salad or stir-fry. Concoct a cherry bark and licorice fern syrup to soothe a sore throat. Repel insects naturally using sage oil or vanilla leaf. From alder to yarrow, each featured plant has useful descriptors for identification and details on how to harvest, as well as how the plant is traditionally used for medicine by First Nations, pioneers and contemporary herbalists. Clear line drawings are provided to assist foragers in accurate identification. Directions are included for the preparation of ointments, salves, poultices, compresses and tinctures. Dan Jason also addresses sustainability when foraging to ensure that harvesting supports the continuous growth of the plant and the natural environment.

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Title : Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest
Author : Delena Tull
Publisher : University of Texas Press
ISBN 13 : 0292781644
Date : 1999

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All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.

The Scout s Guide to Wild Edibles

Title : The Scout s Guide to Wild Edibles
Author : Mike Krebill
Publisher : St. Lynn's Press
ISBN 13 : 1943366063
Date : 2016-11-15

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Ever seen a tasty-looking plant or mushroom in a yard or forest but weren't sure if it would taste good...or even be edible? In The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles, renowned forager Mike Krebill profiles 40 widely-found edible wild plants and mushrooms of North America, in a guide small enough to fit right in a pocket. The author offers clear color photos and positive-ID tips for each plant, along with 15 recipes and 10 DIY activities for all skill levels. The Scout's Guide will help foragers locate, identify and safely enjoy wild edibles - with the added satisfaction of knowing exactly where their food came from.

Nature s Garden

Title : Nature s Garden
Author : Samuel Thayer
Publisher : Foragers Harvest
ISBN 13 : 0976626616
Date : 2010

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Presents a guide on locating, identifying, picking, and preparing wild edible foods grown in North America.