Southwest Foraging

Southwest Foraging

117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles From Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano

Book - 2016
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Forage the flavors of the west!
Southwest Foraging helps new and experienced foragers find the most flavorful wild plants the region has to offer, including barrel cactus, chickweed, Indian tea, and saguaro. This savvy, accessible, full-color guide shows you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. It profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use.

Southwest Foraging profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use. Part of the Timber Press Regional Foraging book series, this is for foragers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.

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Slattery, an herbalist, forager, educator, and lecturer, offers an alphabetical guide to foraging 117 wild plants in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern Utah, Southern Nevada, and Texas. The introduction explains how to get started, botanical terms, equipment, safety, and plant storage and preparation, followed by a list of the plant foods available during different seasons and habitats. The bulk of the book consists of the alphabetical guide to plants (by common name), with information on their edible parts, identification, where and when to gather them, how to gather and use them, sustainable harvesting, and cautions. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781604696509
Branch Call Number: 581.63209 SL157s 2016
Characteristics: 326 pages ; cm


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Jun 26, 2018

This is a comprehensive resource for foragers in Arizona. Contains great pictures for help in identification.


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