Since 2000, when he won the Hazel Wood National Wild Foods Cooking Contest, Sam has been teaching regularly on edible wild plants, giving workshops across the United States. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Wild Foods Hall of Fame at North Bend State Park in West Virginia. Along with speaking and writing, he is also a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard.
Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socio-economic history of the human diet.
Really enjoying this book. After moving into the country it is a pleasure to learn all of the useful plants that I see on my walks. A very good field guide and more.Published 6 days ago by rush
Reviewing to add to my "I Own It" list, because they removed the button...Published 14 days ago by E. J. W.
This is another must have Thayer book. It is a critical resource whether a beginner or experienced forager. Great pictures and valuable information. All well done. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Joe
Nice color pictures, great descriptions & how to. If you have a plant you are trying to identify, it would be helpful to havr another section, perhaps color coded, to help ID it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Jackson