By Rebecca Lerner

ISBN-10: 0762793120

ISBN-13: 9780762793129

During this attractive and eye-opening learn, forager-journalist Becky Lerner units out on a quest to discover her internal hunter-gatherer within the urban of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week attempting to dwell off wild vegetation from the streets and parks close to her domestic, she learns the methods of the 1st those who lived there and, besides a unusual forged of characters, discovers an array of worthy wild crops hiding in simple sight. As she harvests them for foodstuff, drugs, and just-in-case apocalypse coverage, Lerner delves into anthropology, city ecology and sustainability, and reveals herself having a look at Nature in a really various way.  Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has anything for everybody, from the curious neophyte to the pro forager

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