Foraging the Urban WildernessBook - 2013
In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2013.
Branch Call Number: 581.756 LERNER
Characteristics: vii, 215 p. ; 20 cm.
From Library Staff
Walk through the “urban wilderness” with Rebecca and you will never look at the plants around you in the same way again. Packed with information on wild cuisine and herbal medicine and foraging adventures that you won’t forget.