Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Professional Guidebooks

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Field Guides for Edible/Medicinal Plants

Peterson Field Guide for Edible Wild Plants of Eastern/Central North America
by Lee Allen Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1999)
ISBN: 039592622X
 
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America
by James A. Duke, Steven Foster, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin (c1999)
ISBN: 0395988144
 
Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
by Christopher Hobbs, Steven Foster, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin (c2002)
ISBN: 0395838061
 
Peterson Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants: North America (North of Mexico)
by Roger Caras, Steven Foster, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin (c1998)
ISBN: 039593608X
 


Field Guides for Wildflowers

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers: Eastern Region
by National Audubon Society
Knopf; Chanticleer Press (c2001)
ISBN: 0375402322
 
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers: Western Region
by National Audubon Society
Knopf; Chanticleer Press (2001)
ISBN: 0375402330
 
Peterson Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern/North Central North America
by Roger Tory Peterson, Margaret McKenny
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395911729
 
Peterson Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers
by Theodore F. Niehaus, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395936128
 
Peterson Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Northern Arizona and New Mexico to British Columbia
by Ray J. Davis, Frank C. Craighead, John Craighead, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395936136
 
Peterson Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers: Washington, Oregon, California and adjacent areas
by Theodore F. Niehaus, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395910951
 


Field Guides for Trees

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees: Eastern Region
by National Audubon Society
Knopf; Chanticleer Press (c1980)
ISBN: 0394507606
 
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees: Western Region
by National Audubon Society
Knopf; Chanticleer Press (c1980)
ISBN: 0394507614
 
Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Trees
by George A. Petrides, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395904552
 
Peterson Field Guide to Western Trees
by George A. Petrides, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1998)
ISBN: 0395904544
 
Peterson Field Guide to Trees and Shubs: Northeastern and North-Cental United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada
by George A. Petrides, Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c1973)
ISBN: 039535370x
 


Field Guides for Ferns

Peterson Field Guide to Ferns, Second Edition: Northeastern and Central North America
by Elizabeth Farnsworth, Boughton Cobb, Cheryl Lowe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (c2005)
ISBN: 0618394060
 


Field Guides for Weeds

Weeds of the Northeast
by Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal, Joseph M. DiTomaso
Cornell University Press (c1997)
ISBN: 0801483344
 


Field Guides for Native Plants

Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation
by Donald J. Leopold
Timber Press (c2005)
ISBN: 0881926736
 



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