From seashores and riverbanks to mountains, valleys, and overgrown fields, the beautiful Southeast is rich in wild edibles. Forager, farmer, teacher, and chef Chris Bennett helps you find the most delicious plants—from delectable wild greens, like the often-overlooked sweet, fan-shaped leaves of common mallow to wild hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and fruity black walnuts. Try making syrup from summer’s honeysuckle blooms, simmer a rosehip jam, or pickle some blackberries in vinegar to spark up a savory dish. Whether you venture out on the water for cattail corndogs and wild rice or stay close to home for the candy-crunch of hackberry fruits, this book will help you find an abundance of wild plants right outside your door.
Author: James Howard Miller
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2005
This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests. Features: Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen 650 color photos Map of physiographic provinces 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant Glossary Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names
Author: Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Publisher: Boston Academic Pub
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, their historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions and unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. The book invites the reader to explore native plants in their wild habitats and offers step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines while emphasizing conservation issues. The author is a well-respected medical herbalist and teacher who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Praise for Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. "This is one volume that I want to own as we enter the post-corporate age: a priceless guide to Southern plant alchemy. This practical yet enchanting botanical brings an ancient art to modernity. These pages are as rich as the cove forests they honor. Even to peruse Howell's manual is healing, and exhilarating, not only because of the book's inherent beauty, but because it contains vital knowledge all of us will need as fossil fuels dwindle and we return to the local. One day this book may save your life." Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land "An elegant introduction presented in a clear-as-a-bell style that educates as well as entertains." Peter Loewer, author of The Wild Gardener and Jefferson's Garden "There are many comprehensive volumes about medicinal plants in other regions of North America but none for the botanically rich southeast. Now, a widely experienced and knowledgeable herbalist has written a thorough guide to the virtues of Yellow Root, Rabbit Tobacco, Dogwood Bark, Sweet Fern and other better known herbs of the region. From Howell's book, readers can learn to use local plants safely and consciously to improve the health of their families or patients." David Winston, RH (AHG), Dean, Herbal Therapeutics School of Herbal Medicine "An excellent, much needed resource on Southeastern herbs. Well thought out and easy to follow." Tim Blakely, co-author of The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace "I often remind veterinarians that the foundation of botanical medicine lies in the experience of learning all aspects of medicinal plants thoroughly. This book guides the reader out of the classroom and into the fields and forest where plants become, to the student, more tangible sources of healing. Recommended for any practitioner who wants to deepen their understanding of our native apothecary." Susan Wynn, DVM, RH (AHG), Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medical Assoc.
Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.
A Georgia Food Forest describes 180 perennial food plants hardy in zone 8: most of GA and parts of VA, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA, and TX. The selection list includes 120 illustrations and a chapter with instructions for the design and planting of perennial orchards (on any scale) throughout the zone 8 region. It is oriented towards novice and experienced gardeners alike. The horticultural orientation of A Georgia Food Forest is organic permaculture with emphasis on environmental sustainability and diversity for food security. Planting information, food uses, preparation and nutritional benefits are given for most varieties. Recipes are given for some of the unusual fruits, vegetables and nuts as well as for dehydration and juice preservation of many others. Five appendices include information and resources for: pollinator-friendly native plants, beekeeping organizations, organic farms, public gardens, nurseries and networking websites (to find farm markets, farmers, local foods and restaurants using local foods in Georgia). A complete bibliography follows.
Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Release Date: 2007
Featuring more than 450 species with detailed descriptions, this volume includes precise color photographs, which also reflect the aesthetic appeal of mushrooms. The number of species described and illustrated is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary components required for advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.
Author: Orson K. Miller
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Release Date: 2006
North American Mushrooms is a field guide to more than 600 edible and inedible mushrooms that can be found across the United States and Canada. Filled with full color photographs, detailed identification information, and illustrated keys and glossaries to assist with identification, this book also features mushroom lore and helpful information on gathering and using wild mushrooms.
Take a stroll around your neighborhood and you're likely to spot dandelions growing by a fence, or clover sprouting up between cracks in the sidewalk...But did you know that colorful dandelion makes great fritters and clover can season a luscious soup? A concise yet detailed field guide, The Front Yard Forager showcases the most commonly found edible urban weeds and, in the process, proves just how simple and rewarding cooking with foraged plants can be. From your own yard and garden to parking strips, public parks, and greenbelts, nutritious and delicious weeds are all over the city. From cat's ear to purslane to bittercress, each plant listed here features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photos and tips on finding the plant in your neighborhood. Other highlights include: Complete field guide to the 30 most common urban weeds, How to identify, pick, and keep them fresh, Full-color identification photos, 60 recipes to help you learn to cook with weeds, Info on nutrition, saving money, and other foraging benefits, Poisonous look-alike plants and other precautions, Good harvesting practices and the ethics of foraging, The Front Yard Forager makes foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone!
In two short years, Adam Werbach has mobilized the aging Sierra Club, fired the imagination of the media, and fueled a grassroots environmental movement among Gen-Xers that most people would have thought impossible. In Act Now, Apologize Later, he projects an enthusiastic, optimistic message that underscores what we have achieved in our approach to the environment and emphasizes the power of individuals to bring about change. Written with the humor, passion, and zeal that have already inspired hundreds of thousands of people, Act Now, Apologize Later is an important call to arms in a war America must not lose.
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2009
This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.