Family Foraging: A Fun Guide to Gathering and Eating Wild Plants (Paperback)
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The ultimate family-friendly guide to foraging with kids.
Children are natural foragers — they love to get outside and search for hidden treasures. And once they get the foraging bug, there’s no turning back. Before you know it, they’ll be asking where they can find the sweetest summer berries or the best wild apple trees.
This fun handbook includes information on finding 30 of the most commonly found wild plants in North America. You can find most of the plants in your nearest forest, park, and sometimes, even in your own backyard. In addition to identification information, the book includes clear instructions on how to best prepare these delicious wild foods with kid-friendly recipes like Puffball Kebabs, Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, and Wild Raspberry Muffins.
About the Author
DAVID HAMILTON has been growing his own food for over 17 years and foraging for wild food for a lot longer. He holds an honors degree in nutrition and food science and a diploma in sustainable horticulture. He has been teaching wild food since 2005, and his students have included TV's Mary Berry, Ben Fogle, National Trust Wardens and members of the British Army. He has written three books: The Self-Sufficientish Bible (Hodder), which achieved national and international critical acclaim; the award-winning Grow Your Food for Free; and Wild Ruins, an Amazon top 10 seller. Dave writes for a number of publications including Countryfile Magazine, Walk, Discover Britain, the Guardian and Gardener's World Magazine.
"Family Foraging by David Hamilton helps families connect to nature on a new level through this age-old practice. Hamilton offers an easily digestible guide for anyone curious about learning to forage in North America. It contains information helpful to the complete novice—including what to bring, where to go, and what to look for—and is a good non-technical introduction to foraging. Hamilton even goes so far as to offer inspiration for encouraging young children to participate (and how to safely include them), making it ideal for families hoping to instill a passion for plants in young explorers… Also included are example recipes for each foraged plant: how to properly prepare and enjoy your wild, foraged food…a quick, informative, and enjoyable read." —Botanical Research Institute of Texas