Lisa M. Rose is an herbalist and forager with a background in anthropology and a professional focus on community health. Her interest in ethnobotany and herbal medicine has taken her to study plants, people, health, and their connection to place internationally. Rose leads foraging plant walks and teaches classes on edible and medicinal wild plants. She forages for her own family, herbal apothecary, and community herbalism practice.
"Lisa Rose is exactly the sort of person you want to teach you how to forage for wild food. Her calm, warming voice and extensive plant knowledge make you want to dash out your back door to discover what edible delights lie just beyond." --Hank Shaw, James Beard Award-winning author of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
"This full color guide makes foraging accessible for beginners and is a reliable source for advanced foragers." --Edible Chicago "Useful for beginners and those searching close to home...Introducing these species to kids would be a fun backyard teaching moment for parents." --Iowa Press Citizen "The Timber Press foraging series offers another set of books with high quality photography. . . . also available as handy Kindles." --American Herb Association Quarterly "A must-have for anyone who likes to forage...a remarkable piece of work, offering beautiful photos and hundreds of tips about when, how and where to harvest edible plants." --Grand Rapids Press "With 115 plants included, Midwest Foraging covers a lot of ground and is a good first choice for a beginning forager in the region covered. For more experienced folks with a larger library this is a valuable companion to include with your other field guides." --Permaculture Podcast "I love this book... A trustworthy reference book to what is safely edible... A great addition to anyone's foraging toolkit." --Little House in an Old Town
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