Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Ellen Zachos is an expert forager and longtime foraging instructor. She is the author of six books, including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging. She is co-host of the Plantrama podcast and can be found online at

Praise For…

“[An] impressively comprehensive guide by horticulturist Zachos, who stresses the “ease and elegance” of foraging familiar plants—greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, and fungi—in yards and nearby environs. … Eye-catching sidebars on legality, quick plant identification, food-preparation tips, and more accompany the main text, which is abundantly illustrated with full-color photos throughout.”

John Kallas, director of Wild Food Adventures

“Forget farm to table. Here’s weed to bowl. ... Extremely appealing.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612120096
ISBN-10: 1612120091
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English