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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 9780865717503
Format: Digital - 224 pages
Size: 6" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living

Browsing Nature's Aisles

A year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs

This guide to suburban foraging shares the “inspiring journal of one family’s effort to break free from manufactured foods and transition to . . . wild fare” (Thomas J. Elpel, author, Botany in a Day).

As part of their commitment to increasing self-reliance and resiliency, Wendy and Eric Brown decided to spend a year incorporating wild edibles into their regular diet. Their goal was to use native flora and fauna to help bridge the gap between what their family could produce and what they needed to survive. The experience fundamentally changed their definition of food.

Packed with a wealth of information on collecting, preparing, and preserving easily identifiable wild edibles found in most suburban landscapes, Browsing Nature's Aisles is the story of one suburban family s adventures in wild foraging. This unique and inspiring guide is a must-read for those who wish to enhance their food security by availing themselves of the cornucopia on their doorstep.

AWARDS

  • BRONZE | 2014 Axiom Book Awards - Philanthropy / Nonprofit / Sustainability
About the Authors

Wendy Brown and her husband Eric are suburban homesteaders growing roots (both literally and figuratively) in Southern Maine. They have been studying wild edibles for many years. Until 2005 their family was living the American Dream, complete with credit card debt, car payments and two mortgages. Concerns about the environment, Peak Oil, and the economy combined with a growing desire to live a more self-sufficient life caused them to reevaluate and redesign their lives. Wendy is also the author of Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs.

Eric Brown and his wife Wendy are suburban homesteaders growing roots (both literally and figuratively) in Southern Maine. They have been studying wild edibles for many years. Until 2005 their family was living the American Dream, complete with credit card debt, car payments and two mortgages. Concerns about the environment, Peak Oil, and the economy combined with a growing desire to live a more self-sufficient life caused them to reevaluate and redesign their lives.



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