Dandelion Hunter

Filename: dandelion-hunter.pdf
ISBN: 0762780622
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 215
Author: Rebecca Lerner (Botanizer)
Publisher: Lyons Press

Download and read online Dandelion Hunter in PDF and EPUB A hip, young Portland writer tells of her quest to become proficient at survival off the grid in this entertaining story of adventure and discovery. Her foray into foraging covers four hot-selling subjects—food, nature, survival, and sustainability.


Eating Wildly

Filename: eating-wildly.pdf
ISBN: 9781451656206
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ava Chin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Eating Wildly in PDF and EPUB In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in New York City, Ava Chin finds sustenance...and so much more. Urban foraging is the new frontier of foraging for foods, and it's all about eating better, healthier, and more sustainably, no matter where you live. Time named foraging the latest obsession of haute cuisine. And while foraging may be the latest foodie trend, the quest to connect with food and nature is timeless and universal. Ava Chin, aka the Urban Forager, is an experienced master of the quest. Raised in Queens, New York, by a single mother and loving grandparents, Chin takes off on an emotional journey to make sense of her family ties and romantic failures when her beloved grandmother dies. She retreats into the urban wilds, where parks and backyards provide not only rare and delicious edible plants, but a wellspring of wisdom. As the seasons turn, Chin begins to view her life with new foraging eyes, experiencing the world as a place of plenty and variety, where every element--from flora to fauna to fungi--is interconnected and interdependent. Her experiences in nature put her on a path to self-discovery, leading to reconciliation with her family and finding true love. Divided into chapters devoted to a variety of edible/medicinal plants, with recipes and culinary information, Eating Wildly will stir your emotions and enliven your taste buds--a moving memoir about the importance of family, relationships, and food.


Unseen City

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ISBN: 9781623363857
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Number of pages: 256
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publisher: Rodale

Download and read online Unseen City in PDF and EPUB It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.


Midwest Foraging

Filename: midwest-foraging.pdf
ISBN: 9781604697025
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Number of pages: 320
Author: Lisa M. Rose
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Midwest Foraging in PDF and EPUB From fields to woodlands, riverbeds, and lakesides—and even in our own neighborhoods—the beautiful Midwest is rich in delicious wild edibles. Herbalist, forager, and urban farmer Lisa M. Rose helps you find peppery watercress and delectable nettles at a nearby lake in the spring and nutritious burdock roots from sunny fields in the fall. Try brewing chai from roasted hickory or beech nuts, or capturing the citrus notes of pine needles in a lightly fermented, aromatic ale. Savor the delicate snow-pea flavor of rampant kudzu greens in the southern part of the region, or, in cool-running northern marsh waters, gather nutty wild rice for a foraged feast.


Backyard Foraging

Filename: backyard-foraging.pdf
ISBN: 9781603428491
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online Backyard Foraging in PDF and EPUB There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.


Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up

Filename: nature-spirituality-from-the-ground-up.pdf
ISBN: 9780738747828
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Number of pages: 288
Author: Lupa
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Download and read online Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up in PDF and EPUB Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up invites you to go beyond simply exploring the symbols of nature and encourages you to bury your hands in the earth and work with the real thing. This is a book on green spirituality that makes a difference, empowering you to connect with totems as a part of your spiritual life. Uniquely approaching totems as beings we can give to, rather than take from, Lupa shows how orienting yourself this way deepens your spiritual connection to the earth and helps you rejoin the community of nature. And while most books on totems focus on animals, Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up helps you work with interconnected ecosystems of totems: plants, fungi, minerals, waterways, landforms, and more.


Fat of the Land

Filename: fat-of-the-land.pdf
ISBN: 9781594850868
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 222
Author: Langdon Cook
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Fat of the Land in PDF and EPUB Foraging is not just a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past; it's a way to reconnect with the landscape. And Langdon Cook is not just your typical grocery cart-toting dad. For him, gourmet delicacies abound, free for the taking if we just open our eyes. As a result, he finds himself free-diving in icy Puget Sound in hopes of spearing a snaggletooth lingcod, armed with nothing more than a "Hawaiian sling." He tempts fate by eating mushrooms that may or may not be poisonous. He strings up a fly rod to chase after sea-run trout. He even pulls on the gardening gloves to collect stinging nettles. In wry, detailed prose, he traces his journey from wrangler of pre-packaged calories to connoisseur of coveted wild edibles. Structured around the seasons of the year, each chapter focuses on a specific food type and concludes with a recipe featuring the author's hard-won bounty, a savory stop to each adventure-filled morsel.


Urban Foraging

Filename: urban-foraging.pdf
ISBN: 9781450707510
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Number of pages: 146
Author: David Craft
Publisher: David Craft

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Front Yard Forager

Filename: front-yard-forager.pdf
ISBN: 9781594857485
Release Date: 2013-08-16
Number of pages: 192
Author: Melany Vorass
Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Front Yard Forager in PDF and EPUB CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Front Yard Forager * It doesn't get any more local than your own front yard! * Delicious and nutritious original recipes featuring horsetail, wild fennel, chickweed, and more * Many weeds pack a greater nutritional punch than store-bought vegetables The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone even in the middle of the city or suburbia. From the yard to the parking strip, in city parks or along municipal thoroughfares, food is abundant and free for the taking! The Front Yard Forager invites all of us to take control of our food by entering into the fun and delicious world of foraging. A concise field guide and recipe book, it showcases the 30 most readily found edible urban weeds. From dandelion to day lily, nipplewort to nettle, and pineapple weed to purslane there’s a salad bowl full of fresh edibles just waiting to be collected and put to good use. Each plant profile features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photographs, as well as where to find the plant and what to do with it in the kitchen. Recipes range from simple and classic to practically gourmet, while introductory chapters and sidebars cover the hows and whys of foraging: ethics, nutritional information, harvesting, precautions, and more. Written by Seattle's Melany Vorass, a longtime instructor of urban foraging, The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone—even in the middle of the city—or suburbia. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!


Eat Yourself Calm

Filename: eat-yourself-calm.pdf
ISBN: 9780600627975
Release Date: 2014-01-08
Number of pages: 128
Author: Gill Paul
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Eat Yourself Calm in PDF and EPUB Eat yourself calm with this informative guide to eating right and de-stressing. Have you ever considered that what you eat might be affecting the way you feel? If you often feel stressed and uneasy, perhaps something is wrong with your diet. Whether you need to boost your energy levels, calm your mood swings or placate your irritability, look no further! This book will provide you with lots of great-tasting recipes that will do the trick. Dark chocolate, mangoes, salmon, ginger and oats are just some of the many superfoods that positively support the body's systems during periods of stress. Through a nutritious weekly plan, Eat Yourself Calm will lead you from a diagnosis of your problems to cooking your way out of it. Eat Yourself Calm includes... Part I Happy Superfoods Superfoods What's your problem? Putting it all together Part II Calm Recipes Breakfast Snacks Lunch Dinner Desserts ...And much much more!


Nature All Around Us

Filename: nature-all-around-us.pdf
ISBN: 9780226922751
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 147
Author: Beatrix Beisner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Nature All Around Us in PDF and EPUB Presents a guide to the ecology of the urban environment, discussing facts about the various plants and animals that live among city dwellers.


The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine

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ISBN: 1401360173
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Number of pages: 336
Author: Steve Rinella
Publisher: Miramax Books

Download and read online The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine in PDF and EPUB A hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and travelogue, and a love song to hunting and fishing and the American wild, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is about one man's quest to live off the land and recreate the recipes from Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, the 1903 magnum opus. Nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on a yearlong journey across America, trying to locate the bizarre, often esoteric ingredient of Le Guide Culinaire. His adventures take him fishing for stingrays on a Florida beach; skinning eels with an upstate New Yorker who keeps an emu as company; and hunting mountain goats on the snow-covered cliffs of Alaska's Chugach Range. Praised by reviewers for its lyrical prose and humor, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is a narrative that opens up a deeper understanding of the things we eat and our place in the natural world.


The Desert Smells Like Rain

Filename: the-desert-smells-like-rain.pdf
ISBN: 0816522499
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Number of pages: 148
Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Download and read online The Desert Smells Like Rain in PDF and EPUB Longtime residents of the Sonoran Desert, the Tohono O'odham people have spent centuries living off the land—a land that most modern citizens of southern Arizona consider totally inhospitable. Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan has lived with the Tohono O'odham, long known as the Papagos, observing the delicate balance between these people and their environment. Bringing O'odham voices to the page at every turn, he writes elegantly of how they husband scant water supplies, grow crops, and utilize wild edible foods. Woven through his account are coyote tales, O'odham children's impressions of the desert, and observations on the political problems that come with living on both sides of an international border. Whether visiting a sacred cave in the Baboquivari Mountains or attending a saguaro wine-drinking ceremony, Nabhan conveys the everyday life and extraordinary perseverance of these desert people in a book that has become a contemporary classic of environmental literature.


My Backyard Jungle

Filename: my-backyard-jungle.pdf
ISBN: 9780300185997
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Number of pages: 320
Author: James Barilla
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online My Backyard Jungle in PDF and EPUB DIVFor James Barilla and his family, the dream of transforming their Columbia, South Carolina, backyard into a haven for wildlife evoked images of kids catching grasshoppers by day and fireflies at night, of digging up potatoes and picking strawberries. When they signed up with the National Wildlife Federation to certify their yard as a wildlife habitat, it felt like pushing back, in however small a way, against the tide of bad news about vanishing species, changing climate, dying coral reefs. Then the animals started to arrive, and Barilla soon discovered the complexities (and possible mayhem) of merging human with animal habitats. What are the limits of coexistence, he wondered?/divDIV /divDIVTo find out, Barilla set out across continents to explore cities where populations of bears, monkeys, marmosets, and honeybees live alongside human residents. My Backyard Jungle brings these unique stories together, making Barilla’s yard the centerpiece of a meditation on possibilities for coexistence with animals in an increasingly urban world. Not since Gerald Durrell penned My Family and Other Animals have readers encountered a naturalist with such a gift for storytelling and such an open heart toward all things wild./div


The Mushroom Hunters

Filename: the-mushroom-hunters.pdf
ISBN: 9780345536259
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 296
Author: Langdon Cook
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online The Mushroom Hunters in PDF and EPUB A culinary and natural history of mushroom foraging subculture juxtaposes the experiences of savvy mushroom-hunting iconoclasts and loners against the high-priced capitalism of four-star kitchens.