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My Favorite Foraging Books

These are my three favorite herbal foraging books.
I am so happy to have these at my disposal when hiking or exploring the world around me.

Now I change my favorite books every five minutes, it seems sometimes, but these have been treasured favorites for years.

Top Foraging Pick for My Region

1. Eastern & Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs – Steven Foster & James A. Duke
One of the reasons I love this book is that I have had it forever. It was one of the first books I got years ago on the topic.
It has been on more hikes than any pair of boots I own.
It is an easy-to-use guide, and I love it.


Foraging Herbs book

Herbs and Food

2. Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America
I love this book because it covers edibles and wild plants. Herbal medicine has always been to me more than just herbs, but edibles and foods nourishing and healing.
Learning to use plants around you is freeing and gives you and your family a deeper connection to the plants.

Family Affair Foraging

3. Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat
I like this one because it is not just a foraging guide but a guide the whole family can use. Most successful herbal students find a way to incorporate the family into their education, which can become a family affair. These are plants you can find in your own yard. I have clear memories of my sons harvesting that night’s floral salad from the yard. It is so much fun.

Herbal medicine isn’t about perfection. Herbal medicine isn’t about using herbs like drugs. The greatest gift of herbalism is how easy and fun it can be. Have fun with herbalism. Take the time to relax and enjoy your education.


Herbal Healing for Children

Want a great book with easy recipes for kids?


Herbal Healing for Children may be a great one to add to your collection.

Have fun exploring the world around you. You can find nature even in the big city. Check out parks, botanical gardens, river walks, and other urban nature sites if you don’t live in the country. You won’t regret it.

I can’t believe I have completed this course! This is the best experience in online schooling I have had in my adult life. Demetria Clark and her staff are always there to provide extra assistance when you need it. The hard copy books and e-learning does a wonderful job of keeping up with the times. The ability to talk to other students on social media is great.

Deanna G. 2022

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