Examine your world to find fresh and tasty wild foods!
Stumbling upon plump wild berries on a hike or discovering succulent fresh mushrooms on the forest floor can be a welcome surprise. Turn up these happy accidents to a whole new level with the only guide on foraging you'll ever need!
Chock full of tips on finding and identifying fruits, flowers, roots, shoots, nuts, foliage, and more, this helpful guide shows you how to safely and successfully find and enjoy wild edibles.
In this Outdoor Adventure Guide, you'll find:
-Detailed descriptions of over 70 plants and wild foods you can safely pick and eat.
-Color photos of safe-to-eat plants at various stages of development.
-30 tasty recipes to transform your harvests into delicious dishes in the field.
-Tips of foraging safely, spotting possible pollutants, and protecting yourself from insects and wild animals.
-A handy calendar of when plants are available by season and region.
Welcome to a new frontier of delicious and nutritious free finds!
Mark Vorderbruggen started one of the top foraging sites on the internet in 2008, but he has been a forager all his life. Both his parents' families used foraged foods to survive during the Great Depression, and they passed their knowledge on to him. Knowing how to harvest nature's free food fed him through the poverty years of his childhood and while getting a master's degree in medicinal chemistry and a PhD in physical organic chemistry. For the last 18 years, he has worked as a research chemist in the oil industry, using his knowledge of natural products to develop environmentally friendly replacements for traditional oil field chemicals. However, his evenings and weekends are spent guiding people back to nature's bounty, not only teaching them which plants are edible and/or medicinal, but also proselytizing how foraging heals the body, mind, and soul … and prepares them for the zombie apocalypse!