Ancestral Plants - A Primitive Skills Guide to Important Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants of the Northeast. Volume 1 by Arthur Haines
Foreword by Daniel Vitalis. "Awakening within us a deep awareness of our surroundings so we are able to reconnect with natural places, increase our self-reliance, and enhance our healthful living." ABOUT THE BOOK A Primitive Skills Guide to Important Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants of the Northeast. Volume 1. Ancestral Plants begins a multi-volume series that seeks to help people understand the true value of wild plants. Through discussion of the edible, medicinal, and utilitarian properties of the regional flora, this reference will motivate people to engage wild beings and develop self-reliance. More than 100 species are detailed in the 217 pages with 254 color images. Though this book was written about plants of the North East, dozens of the plants can be found throughout North America and in parts of Europe (or will have similar species with comparable collection/processing methods). Foragers in a variety of eco-ranges and of all skill levels can benefit from this detailed work. Ancestral Plants is published by a non-profit organization called Anaskimin (the Penobscot native word for "acorn"), whose purpose is to protect open and wild spaces through public and private education. Not only is this book the most useful and user-friendly guide on the subject, but by purchasing it you directly support the preservation of remaining wild places in a radical new way, by educating people about how to care for and interface with wild nature. Arthur Haines is a botanist, primitive skills instructor, and veteran of foraging and wild-crafting medicine.