Join Us!

 
Like this book? Digg it!


Book Data

ISBN: 9781603585163
Year Added to Catalog: 2014
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: 4 Color, Photos/Illustrations
Dimensions: 7 x10
Number of Pages: 384
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Web Product ID: 816

Also in Food & Health

The Bread Builders
Meat

Slow Wine 2013

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

by Katrina Blair

Foreword by Sandor Ellix Katz

Reviews, Interviews, & Articles

Reviews

  • “How do we learn to empathize with other creatures, to respect the web of life that connects us all? The answer must lie, at least in part, somewhere in the deeply pleasurable childhood experiences so many gardeners cherish, moments of gazing into the depths of a blossom or watching a tendril unfold — and falling under the spell of a tiny miracle. … Katrina Blair’s charming and intelligent The Wild Wisdom of Weeds … delivers just about the best argument I’ve read for the futility of figuring out what, exactly, qualifies as a native plant and why ‘invasive’ can be a flawed concept. …Weeds, she insists, are ‘examples of nature’s creative edge.’ They’re powerful ambassadors, here to support our quality of life.”

    The New York Times

  • “When you encounter a weed, do you pull it, spray it—or consume it? Blair, a holistic health and sustainable living educator, recommends the latter. In the first few chapters of this title, she emphasizes the importance of wild plants as food and medicine. The remaining chapters profile 13 edible weeds commonly found worldwide near human habitations: amaranth, chickweed, clover, dandelion, dock, grass, knotweed, lambsquarter, mallow, mustard, plantain, purslane, and thistle. Many are frequently classified as noxious or invasive, but Blair encourages us to see them not as enemies to be eradicated but as allies to nourish body and spirit. Each profile includes botanical and common names, a description, photos, history, edible and medicinal uses, and recipes. All recipes are vegan and most are raw. Verdict: This book includes valuable information about identifying and using common weeds and encourages us to reconsider our relationship with these usually scorned plants.”

    Library Journal

Interviews

Articles


Price: $29.95
Format: Paperback
Status: Currently On Backorder
Temporarily out of stock.


Online for US Orders Only
International orders can be placed by phone (802-295-6300) or email

Katrina Blair's Upcoming Events

GET YOUR NEWS FROM CHELSEA GREEN

Sign up for our e-newsletter today and get 25% off your next purchase in our bookstore. Please note that discount codes do not combine with other offers or books already on sale.