Backyard Foraging

Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn T Know You Could Eat

By Ellen Zachos

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781612120096, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 2013


You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

About the Author
Ellen Zachos is a professional gardener and proprietor of Acme Plant Stuff, a garden and houseplant maintenance company. She is also the author of several books, including "Backyard Foraging", "Tempting Tropicals", "Orchid Growing for Wimps", and" Down & Dirty". She lives in New York City and Shohola, Pennsylvania.