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Self-Sufficiency: Foraging for Wild Foods

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Self-Sufficiency: Foraging for Wild Foods

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Harvest wild plants, herbs, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, seaweeds and shellfish with this comprehensive and well-illustrated introduction to foraging.

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Foraging for wild food is growing more and more popular as people become increasingly interested in eating not only organic but also local fresh food - for free.

You'd be surprised at the bounty of wild food you can find practically on your doorstep: some native plants, some escapes from ancient gardens and all delicious. Most of these foods are within easy reach - however, you have to know what you're looking for, and where to go and when.

Arranged in a directory of categories divided into wild plants, herbs, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, seaweeds and shellfish, this book has all the information you need alongside clear illustrations to help you identify a wholesome and natural food store, all for free. Hints on how to prepare and eat your foraged bounty are also included, along with advice on seasonality.

David Squire has worked for many years as a gardening writer and editor. He has contributed to numerous gardening magazines and is the author (or co-author) of more than 80 gardening and plant-related books. His books include four titles in the Home Gardener's Specialist Guide series (Fox Chapel Publishing). David trained as a horticulturist at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and at the Royal Horticultural Society, where he was awarded the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He was awarded an N.K. Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens of native British plants. In 2005, this collection of plants was accepted by the Booth Museum of Natural History to become library and museum exhibits. He has a passionate interest in the uses of native plants, whether for eating and survival, or for their historical roles in medicine, folklore and customs.

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ISBN 9781504800341
Author David Squire
Book Type Paperback, 128 pages, Colour illustrations
Book Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published September 2015
© 2018 Fox Chapel Publishers International Ltd. trading as Old Pond Publishing. All Rights Reserved.