Try your hand at foraging with the help of Rebecca Randall Gilbert, the Weed Witch of Jabberwocky. Based on foraging classes Rebecca taught at Camp Jabberwocky, the oldest summer camp for people with disabilities in the US, this book introduces beginners to the language of plants and the art of noticing. You'll learn to gather and prepare commonly available plants for a wide variety of purposes.
This book's lessons will help you familiarize yourself with weeds like lamb's quarters, red amaranth, sassafras, and sumac. Discover which plants are good for first aid and which make for good eating. While many of the featured wild foods can be enjoyed raw, Rebecca also provides tried and true cooking methods to concentrate or dilute the flavor. In addition to plant profiles and recipes, this book also features thought-provoking social themes connected to each lesson.