The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

The only book on foraging and edible weeds focuses on the 13 weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit.

Wildcraft

The science & spirit of wild plants as food & medicine

Wildcraft

Wildcraft is a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive and practical guide to using wild plants as food and medicine. It covers everything from the energetic/spirit qualities of the plants, to botanical identification, nutritional profiles, chemical constituents, folk medicine, how the plants are used, cautions and contraindication, and some of the most extensive research on the topic of wild plants as food and medicine to date. Wildcraft gives you the ability to confidently identify wild, edible and medicinal plants out in the field. For the home gardener this opens up a whole new world of wonder and appreciation for the weeds in your garden, as well as wonderful new ways to use them as food and medicine. This book provides practitioners of herbal medicine with a strong evidence base to justify the use of these plants in their practice as well as providing students and researchers with an evidenced based foundation on which to conduct further studies in this area.

Ugly Little Greens

Gourmet Dishes Crafted From Foraged Ingredients

Ugly Little Greens

Unique Recipes for the Adventurous Cook Ugly Little Greens is the must-have foraging guide and cookbook for anyone looking to up their game in the kitchen. Mia Wasilevich shares the notes and dishes she’s cultivated over the years while working as a professional chef and educational forager. Her detailed profiles and up close pictures (plus possible look-alikes) allow you to safely find special ingredients to bring new and exciting flavors and textures to everyday dishes. And more importantly, the ingredients are unexpectedly some of the most common and forgotten weeds growing right under your nose and waiting to be harvested from your own backyard and surrounding environment. Her recipes include: - Spicy Cattail and Chorizo Salsa - Elderberry Braised Pot Roast - Acorn Sliders - Pine Beignets with Pine Cream - Lambsquarters Marbled Bread - Succulents and Scallops - Mallow Pappardelle - Nettles Benedict With information on how to forage for and cook with nettles, cattail, watercress and more— including helpful color photos, location maps, key identifying tips (and no dangerous mushrooms)—this book is perfect for foodies.

The Little Gardener

Inspire Children to Connect with the Natural World

The Little Gardener

The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how–to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems. With fun projects, useful charts, and creative journal prompts, The Little Gardener shows gardeners of all ages how to envision and build their garden together by making the process an adventure to be treasured, with much to learn along the way.

Earth Wisdom

A Heartwarming Mixture of the Spiritual, the Practical, and the Proactive

Earth Wisdom

Offers clear insights into new ways of looking at the world to bring about positive change, integration, and renewal by restoring our own connection with the earth and embracing a heart-centered unity with all life. Original.

Deep Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Dramas

Theological Reflections on Seven Shakespeare Plays

Deep Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Dramas

Arjan Plaisier believes audiences who view Shakespeare performances and readers who study the plays deserve better than some of the recent interpretations of the Bard's work. In their attempt to be modern, these interpreters commit historical amnesia by slighting the Christian ethos of the early Renaissance period in which Shakespeare wrote and by riding roughshod over the religious underpinnings of his plays. This neglect skews the playwright's intentions, confuses the audience, and diminishes the full effect of the play. Plaisier, too, is modern--and in a more profound sense. He sets forth how Shakespeare shapes his plots to conform at an ultimate level to timeless biblical narrative patterns (like Northrop Frye, he regards the Bible as a code book), so that there is a right ending to the work. And in an Appendix, Plaisier provides some kindly advice to his fellow pastors. You do well, he says to them, to enrich your noble calling with attention to literature. To do this, he says, you will find Shakespeare most helpful. Yes, and Plaisier's perceptive essays point to the deep wisdom in Shakespeare by which we can all live.

Controlling Garden Weeds

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-171

Controlling Garden Weeds

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Six Decades to Wisdom ... (Maybe)

Six Decades to Wisdom ... (Maybe)

From the humorous to the melancholy, author Darryl L. Gopaul tells how he went from middle-class beginnings on the island of Trinidad and living through rationing during World War II to prosperity after beginning anew in the United Kingdom, and later, in Canada. Six Decades to Wisdom (maybe) weaves a tale about a man who lives life to the fullest.Throughout Gopaul's life, people are his directional signposts. Although they are not all smiling or gracious, their guidance comes in myriad forms to shape his education, profession, and life. Not only does he survive obstacles and prejudices, but he also learns and thrives. He makes a home in the Great White North, where he enjoys all three seasons, great friendships, and trusted colleagues.Maturity is difficult to define; wisdom is even harder still to explain. However, through his account of the times he had to move on or change direction, Gopaul illustrates these concepts with ease. Humor is Gopaul's overriding companion as he relives forty precious years of life in Six Decades to Wisdom (maybe).

The Wild and the Domestic

Animal Representation, Ecocriticism, and Western American Literature

The Wild and the Domestic

This book provides a challenging look at current feminist criticism as well as ecocriticism and the burgeoning literature of the environment. Barney Nelson is widely considered one of the most original and innovative scholars at work in the field today. She offers unique views of the domestic qualities of many wild animals as well as the wildness in domesticated species often witnessed by those who live close to the land, as she and her family have for generations. Through brilliant readings of Mary Austin, John Muir, and Edward Abbey, Nelson explores pernicious dichotomies and shakes up our thinking about animals and the American West.