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The wild wisdom of weeds : 13 essential plants for human survival

Author: Katrina Blair
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Blair
ISBN: 9781603585163 1603585168 9781603585170 1603585176
OCLC Number: 883207197
Awards: Winner of Finalist - Colorado Book Awards 2015
Description: xiv, 358 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Back to basics --
My wild and weedy past --
Symbiotic relationships --
Nature's permaculture plants --
Wild intelligence --
pt. 2. The wild thirteen --
Amaranth --
Chickweed --
Clover --
Dandelion --
Dock --
Grass --
Knotweed --
Lambsquarter --
Mallow --
Mustard --
Plantain --
Purslane --
Thistle.
Other Titles: Thirteen essential plants for human survival
Responsibility: Katrina Blair ; foreword by Sandor Ellix Katz.

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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.

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"Katrina Blair's great celebration of thirteen wild weedy plants that have followed human civilizations is a lively and passionate argument to change our attitude to weeds, to admire their resilience Read more...

 
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