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Weedy Wisdom for the Curious Forager

Common Wild Plants to Nourish Your Body & Soul

Weedy Wisdom for the Curious Forager
Rebecca Gilbert By (author)
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5.5 X 6.3 in
264 pg

HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / General


Find Delicious and Healthful Plants Hiding in Plain Sight

With more than fifty recipes, hands-on activities, and thought-provoking social themes, Rebecca Randall Gilbert shows you exciting ways to incorporate common wild plants into your life. This beginner-friendly book provides eight essential foraging lessons based on classes Rebecca taught at Camp Jabberwocky (the oldest sleepaway camp in the US for people with disabilities). You'll learn how to gather edible flowers, work with invasive species, find flavor correspondences, process healing plants, and preserve your harvest with fermentation. From roots, seeds, and sprouts to mint, sassafras, and beyond, this practical guide deepens your understanding of plants and reveals important life lessons.

Includes a foreword by Michael Leon, longtime counselor at Camp Jabberwocky

Author Bio

Rebecca Randall Gilbert discovered her love of foraging at age six when she spent the summer with her grandmother in Martha's Vineyard island, Massachusetts. She has been exploring the subject—and grazing on the same farm—ever since. She teaches a variety of rural skills at Native Earth Teaching Farm, which she and her husband opened to the public in 2002.