Want to Start Foraging for Wild Foods? Check Out This New Journal

Posted May 13, 2024 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Gardening / 0 Comments

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Want to Start Foraging for Wild Foods? Check Out This New JournalHow to Forage for Wild Foods Without Dying Journal by Ellen Zachos
Published by Storey Publishing on March 26, 2024
Genres: Cooking / General, Cooking / Methods / Outdoor, Cooking / Reference, House & Home / Sustainable Living, Nature / Plants / General, Self-Help / Journaling
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Source: Storey Publishing
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This seasonal journal for tracking the locations and dates of foraged foods Includes essential foraging guidelines and an extensive table of edible plants and mushrooms for each season.

How to Forage for Wild Food without Dying: The Journal is an easy way for foragers to keep track of their foraging finds, where they found them, and at what time of year. By tracking what they collect, foragers can become more adept at locating their favorite wild foods in future years. They also become more educated about how weather patterns affect the availability of wild-harvested plants and mushrooms.

Throughout the book, author and expert forager Ellen Zachos offers essential advice for safe foraging and extensive lists of wild edibles and mushrooms for each season. These act as seasonal prompts, so that readers know what foods to be looking for at each time of the year, and as a way for readers to plan their future foraging adventures. The journal is the same trim size as How to Forage for Wild Foods without Dying and How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying and features rounded corners for durability, an easy-to-clean cover, elastic closure, and lay-flat binding.

Are you interested in learning about foraging? Maybe you have a yard that backs to the woods and are interested in being able to identify edible plants versus those you should stay away from. If so, check out this journal, How to Forage for Wild Foods Without Dying Journal by Ellen Zachos.

Depending on where and with whom you grew up, foraging may part of your life without you even realizing it. We all eat food that could be foraged on our own depending on where you live. Berries, herbs for tea, flowers, etc. Keeping a journal is important for a number of reasons. But two big ones are safety and memory. It helps you make connections between different plants and the added information those give you about your habitat. 

This journal is compact and practical. It even has a little elastic strap to keep it closed once you start adding drawings and possible dried samples to it. It’s set up by seasons and gives you a list of plants to look for depending on that season. Then there is space for drawings and rubbings and for recording your notes for different plants you find. 

This is a really good journal for the starting forager or the forager who needs to get more organized. It’s handy and small enough to slip in and out of a backpack or satchel very easily. Don’t forget to check out the main book, How to Forage for Wild Foods Without Dying by Ellen Zachos. of the same name that this journal is a companion.

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