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“If and when the apocalypse arrives, you’ll want Rebecca Lerner by your side – or, at least, her lucidly written new book, in which she and a pack of endearingly odd Portland pals demonstrate how to take locavorism to a whole new level (and provide some unexpected history, biology and mycology lessons in the process). You’ll never look at weeds the same way again.” — Brian Hiatt, senior writer, Rolling Stone
“Wild girl herbalist Becky Lerner plunges into the green world on page one and keeps the reader dazzled with one crazy adventure after another, all the while educating us in the art of hunting the wild dandelion. Never has practical advice about wild foraging been so entertaining. Move over Euell Gibbons.” — Matthew Wood, author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom
“In 2007, after an epiphany while visiting upstate New York, Lerner cut loose from her newspaper reporter job in the urban wastelands of New Jersey to embark upon the “mysterious, powerful, and esoteric” work of herbalism and explore nature. This book relates her hunter-gatherer adventures through the streets, parks, yards, and environs of her new home in Portland, Ore., accompanied by her dog, Petunia, and a revolving cast of botanical experts and quirky friends: a wilderness survival teacher who introduces her to burdock-root and ant-egg cuisine; a “freegan” dumpster diver retrieving 50 pounds of gourmet ravioli and parmesan from a waste bin; an urban homesteader illegally but reverently butchering a roadkill deer….[the result] may be the funniest herbal adventure you’ll ever read.” — Publishers Weekly
Interesting reading this book. Who knew a person could survive this way and what's amazing that there are so many people that do this to make it an actual movement across the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A fascinating tale, well written, giving a real glimpse of a certain mindset with which not all of us are familiar. A worthwhile read.Published 3 months ago by Ellen W. Hurst
Fun read about a subject that we all really don't think about too often - foraging for food. I enjoyed her description of the camaraderie that developed with fellow foragers... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RileyMae
Very interesting! I loved how she documented her journey to become a healer.Published 5 months ago by Theresa
The writer is entertaining. I was caught up right away in the first part, as the author attempted to live one week off only foraged food--a disaster since she hadn't really... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Janet Eshenroder
As a novice forager, I found much to relate to in this book. Rebecca’s well-written stories made me feel like I was getting to tag along on her adventures. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Curlymouse
There are many reasons I enjoyed the book. So allow me to save you the time and highlight what I enjoyed.
She talks about the benefits of plants. Read more
This is not a forage guide book and that is why I did like it. There are too many edible plant guide books out there already. Read morePublished 18 months ago by daughternature