Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

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Storey Publishing, 2013 - Gardening - 239 pages
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You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

 

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Contents

Dedication
6
Introduction
7
Identifying Habitats in the Hood
10
You Dont Have to Sacrifice Your Scenery
16
Tasty Leaves and Stems
28
Edible Flowers and Fruits
78
Nuts and Seeds
134
Roots Tubers and Rhizomes
152
Plants with Many Edible Parts
172
Five Easy Mushrooms
190
Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes
206
Resources and Recommended Reading
210
Interior Photography
210
Index
210
Other Storey Titles You Will Enjoy
216
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Ellen Zachos is the foraging expert atnbsp;About.comnbsp;where she shares seasonal recipes and tips on foraging. Shenbsp;travels across the country in partnership with RemyUSA, teaching foraged mixology workshops to bartenders. Zachosnbsp;is a regular contributor to several of thenbsp;Ediblenbsp;magazines and is a Senior Regional Advisor at Garden Compass, a plant identification app. She is a Harvard graduate and the author of six books includingnbsp;Backyard Foraging.nbsp;A long-time instructor at the New York Botanic Garden, Ellen has recently moved to Santa Fe, NM.nbsp;

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