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Wildin' Out

Two thousand twelve is the year of consciousness and as we humans raise our consciousness through various means including bringing back our awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth, we should think about wildin' out. We should create edible landscapes and wild areas in our yard...we should consider eating wild edible plantssometimes referred wrongly to as weeds; understand the importance of food, water, and shelter for pollinatorsnot just European honeybees; understand the importance of meadows/prairies/grasslands and wetlands, not just forests. We should also become familiar with the whole ecological systemEcosystem Management: The New Tool of Land Managers? [http://culter.colorado.edu:1030/~tims/ecomanage.html]

Online Resources Edible Plants


Title of Web site/page
Wilderness Survival: Survival use of Plants Edibility of Plants Wildcrafting.net: Foraging Database, Edible & Medicinal Plants Wild Plants Used for Medicine and Food 'The "Wild Edible Plants: Promoting Dietary Diversity in Poor Communities of Lebanon" project' Montana Plant Life Flora and Identification of Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants Edible wild plants Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world Edible Wild Food, Recipes | Edible Weeds | Identification, Pictures, Foraging Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants Wild Food Adventurer Newsletter Edible Wild Plants, North America

URL
http://www.wilderness-survival.net/plants-1.php http://www.wildcrafting.net/ http://www.wildernesscollege.com/plants-used-formedicine.html http://wildedibleplants.org/

http://montana.plant-life.org/ http://gardeningfromthegroundup.us/Edible %20wild%20plants.htm http://www.eattheweeds.com/ http://www.ediblewildfood.com/ http://dsc.discovery.com/adventure/guide-tocommon-edible-wild-plants.html http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/newsletter.ht ml#Wild%20Concepts

Wild Food Foragers For those who delight in the http://www.wildfoodforagers.org/ Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Weeds

Online Resources Weeds


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Global Compendium of Weeds Weed Science at the University of Illinois: Weed Identification Weed Science at the University of Illinois NCSU TurfFiles Decision Aids Turf & Weed ID Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide: identification of common weeds and weed seedlings found throughout Virginia and the Southeastern U.S Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide: Wildflowers Early Spring Weeds of No-till Crop Production Weeds of the North Central States Takinogawa Gobo; a Common Weed or Valuable Edible Wonderful World of Weeds By Lynn Smythe

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http://www.hear.org/gcw/index.html http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/weedid.htm http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/weedid.htm#Gras sPhotoGallery http://turfid.ncsu.edu/ http://www.ppws.vt.edu/weedindex.htm

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/wildflowers .htm http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/extension/Other/N CR614.pdf (PDF) http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/WEEDS/ list.html http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/takinogawagobo-a-common-weed-or-valuable-edible/ http://oldfashionedliving.com/weeds.html

Online Resources Wildflowers, Herbs, and Other Plants


Title of Web site/page
Wildflowers of the Southeastern United States Wild Mountain Herbs of Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia Alternative Nature Online Herbal: Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Finding and using wild herbs Southeastern Flora: Southeastern US Plant Identification Resource Plant Encyclopedia Plant & Flower Names, Pictures, Plant Identification BHG.com PLANTS Database | USDA PLANTS PlantFiles: The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide Dave's Garden Learn to Identify Plants Ways to Identify Native American Plants 'What Makes Wild Plants Special? (From The Wild Vegan Cookbook by "Wildman" Steve Brill)'

URL
http://2bnthewild.com/index2.shtml http://www.appalachiaadventures.com/wildherbs.htm http://www.altnature.com/ http://www.southeasternflora.com/ http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/ http://plants.usda.gov/ http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/ http://www.nal.usda.gov/learn-identify-plants http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ways-to-identifynative-american-plants.html http://wildmanstevebrill.com/Books.Folder/Wild %20Vegetarian%20Folder/Special.html

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Online Resources Wildflowers, Herbs, and Other Plants


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International Rewilding Discussion Forum Index Wilderness Survival: Poisonous Plants Wilderness Survival: Poisonous Plants Pictures Mosquito Repellent Plants

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http://www.rewildportland.com/Conversations/ http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp10.php http://www.wilderness-survival.net/Appc.php http://www.buzzle.com/articles/mosquitorepellent-plants.html

Online Resources Wilderness and Pollinators


Title of Web site/page
Chicago Wilderness Magazine: Prairies, Woodlands, Wetlands Chicago Wilderness Magazine U.S. EPA Wetlands U.S. EPA Wetlands Prairie Potholes U.S. EPA Great Lakes Greenacres: Landscaping with Native Plants U.S. EPA Great Lakes Greenacres: Landscaping with Native Plants: Weedlaws: The John Marshall Law Review Prairie: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Grassland: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Nature Conservancy Grassland & Prairies Land Conservation The Nature Conservancy Forest Conservation The North American Prairies EcoC2S Positive Agricultural Paradigms [Pollination & Pollinators; Native Vegetation Information & Plant Sources (Seeds and Plant Nurseries); Food Not Lawns; Edible Perennials; Edible & Medicinal Plants; Bio(logical)diversity; Agroforestry; Soil Ecology & Composting; etc.]

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http://chicagowildernessmag.org/issues/winter200 8/howtoenjoy.html http://www.chicagowildernessmag.org/ http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/ http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/potholes.cfm http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/wildones/index.ht ml http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/weedlaws/index.ht ml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasslands http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/grass lands/index.htm http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/fores ts/index.htm http://www.radford.edu/~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEO G235/biomes/tempgrass/prairie http://www.ecoccs.com/resources_links.html#pos_ ag

Books Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants


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A field guide to edible wild plants, Eastern and Central North America Guide to Edible Weeds Handbook of Edible Weeds (Herbal Reference Library) Herbal Remedy Gardens: 38 Plans for Your Health & Well-Being The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places The Wild Vegan Cookbook

Author(s) [Publishing Company, Publication Year]


Lee Peterson [Houghton Mifflin Co., 1978] James A. Duke [Random House, 1999] James A. Duke [CRC Press, 2000] Dorie Byers [Storey Publishing, LLC, 1999] Department of the Army "Wildman" Steve Brill [Harper-Collins Publishers, 1994] "Wildman" Steve Brill [Harvard Common Press, 2002]

Shoots and Greens of Early Spring in Northeastern "Wildman" Steve Brill [self-published, 1986, North America revised 2008] The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs Reader's Digest [Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 2009]

Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Tama Matsuoka Wong and Eddy Leroux [Clarkson Your Backyard or Farmer's Market, with 88 Recipes Potter, 2012]

Books Wilderness and Food Web

Title

Author(s) [Publishing Company, Publication Year]

America's Prairies and Grasslands: Guide to Plants Marianne D. Wallace [Fulcrum Publishing, 2004] and Animals The National Wildlife Federation's Guide to Gardening for Wildlife: How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies and Other Wild Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North Americas Bees and Butterflies Craig Tufts, H. Peter Lower [Rodale Press, 1995]

Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis [Timber Press, 2010] Xerces Society staff members Eric Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Mace Vaughan, and Scott Black in collaboration with Gretchen LeBuhn [Storey Publishing, 2011]

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