The traditional practice of foraging is an especially meaningful way of connecting with the land and its attendant life forms. Truly seasoned foragers have spent countless hours in the field studying wild edible foods and internalizing where to find them, how to identify them, and how to harvest them. To help you hone your craft as a forager and give you greater access to fresh, nutritious, and free food, we have created this in-depth resource. It details the approved practices for harvesting wild edible plants in a sustainable manner and specifically covers such topics as harvesting strategy, safety (including the universal edibility test), and the proper tools and methods for harvesting berries/fruits, nuts, leaves/shoots/stems, roots/tubers, and mushrooms. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is an essential companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and foragers of all experience levels who wish to become better attuned to the growth habits of wild edible foods in various ecosystems. Made in the USA.