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The Wild Food Primer
by John Kallas, Ph.D

One solution to rising food prices, genetically modified crops and pesticide contamination could be to start seriously investigating edible wild plants.  The "Wild Food Primer" is a step-by-step guide to successfully learning about and using wild edible plants. It tells you which plants are edible, medicinal or poisonous and how to identify them, and addresses environmental issues related to using wild plants.  The booklet explains how to get started, successful experimentation, principles to live by, how to choose the right books, finding the best instructor or instructor alternatives in your area, using wild food resources like the library or the Internet, and proper gathering etiquette. At the end there is also a useful bibliography. This little gem is an essential guide for beginning to advanced foragers.  Keep an eye out for Dr. Kallas’ new book, Wild Gourmet Garden Vegetables coming out next year.

The Wild Food Primer is only $4 and may be ordered from Dr. John Kallas, Director of Wild Food Adventures, 5036 SE Mitchell St, Portland, OR 97206-4814

Phone: (503) 775-3828