This is not a book about foraging. But it is a book that every forager should read and will probably love. Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, is a collection of essays that brings together the worlds of science and traditional indigenous wisdom in a way that respects both the objective data of clinical observation, and the more emotional, spiritual relationship we can enjoy with the natural world. Read more
Today my copy of Mia Wasilevich’s Ugly Little Greens arrived. Well actually it didn’t arrive, I had to chase it down because I moved recently and the book went to my old address. For the past three days I’ve been waiting to dive deep into this book, after being teased for months by photos of mouth watering foraged food that Mia has posted online. Finally, on this Friday afternoon, I got my hands on the book. It was well worth the wait.
Oh how I wish Mike Krebill had been my scout leader! No offense to my mother, who is a lovely woman and was a great troop leader, but when I think about what I could have learned in Mike’s troop…well, I envy his scouts. Read more