The Classic Guide to Edible Plants Of the Pacific Northwest.
Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a regional classic to the area's wild foods. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, the new edition of this guidebook is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries across the Northwest.
A noted wild edibles-authority, Doug Benoliel gives 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and much, much more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid-a must-read for the foraging novice.
Features include detailed technical illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a nutritional chart, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms.
Doug Benoliel has always loved learning about the plants he finds growing in the Pacific Northwest-whether it's the wild denizens of the deep woods, the native edibles found on mountain slopes, or the volunteers that spring forth in his backyard garden.
Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug's life has been dedicated to native plants, including in his landscaping, design, and nursery business, as well as in his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS.) He has taught college courses in wild edibles and continues to teach foraging, backpacking, wilderness, and sea kayaking skills at NOLS programs throughout the Northwest.
- Format: Paperback
- Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.5 in
- Published by: The Mountaineers Books
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