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The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants Paperback – May 15, 2006
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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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This is going into my prepping library and I hope I never have to use it - but if TEOTWAWKI then I will have a reference book handy (along with many other prepper books).
For diversity and the ability to truly identify and use plants, I purchased Nature's Garden - "A guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer, The Forager's Harvest - A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Edible Wild Plants" also by Samuel Thayer, and Edible Wild Plants - Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate by John Kallas, PhD. If you can afford it, purchase all 3 of these books, as I have found that I USE all of them for various reasons - a better photo/recipe/information, etc. And if there is any doubt about a plant I have several resources to better help me identify the information that I need.
My disappointment is from not finding items separated by location or area where they can be found.
Living in South Texas, plants found in the Pacific Northwest are interesting but completely useless to me. If the book had been divided into geographical areas, it would be more useful to everyone, not just me, because you could flip to your area and know you could find the plants and not just see what others can find elsewhere.
It's a very logical consideration yet no author/publisher has yet figured that out.
Such division would also allow you to scan an area you intend to travel to or through and know what you could expect to find and what you may want to avoid (allergies for example).