Family Foraging: A Fun Guide to Eating Wild Plants
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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 (and some mushrooms!) in North America. You can find most of them 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.
“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