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Author: Rebecca Lerner, (Botanizer)
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an Globe Pequot Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oregon authors
Autobiography
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lerner, Rebecca (Botanizer).
Dandelion hunter.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2013
(OCoLC)839677453
Named Person: Rebecca Lerner, (Botanizer)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Lerner, (Botanizer)
ISBN: 9780762780624 0762780622
OCLC Number: 812254332
Description: vii, 215 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part One. What to Eat at the End of the World --
Wild Girl --
Coyote Medicine --
Cathlapotle --
Squirrel Wisdom --
Thanksgiving --
Part Two. Mountain Medicine on a One-Way Street --
Outlaws --
Erico of the Herbs --
Doggy Herbalism --
The Tree That Slays the Flu --
Part Three. The Revolution Tastes Like Blackberry --
Margot Berlin --
Dime-size God --
Roundup --
Slingshot --
The Way of the Raccoon --
Part Four. I Think I Love You --
Plant People --
Horsetail --
Nocturne --
Appendix A: Selected Wild Recipes --
Appendix B: Tips for Urban Foragers.
Responsibility: Rebecca Lerner.

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"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."--Publisher description.

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Great Storytelling chock full of neat facts

by salonva (WorldCat user published 2013-05-10) Excellent Permalink

A delightful, different read. thoroughly entertaining. It reminds me of Bill Bryson in that I am not always so interested in his topics, but the storytelling skills are so fine tuned that I read and read and in the process I do retain some of the neat facts. It definitely changed the way I look down...
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