Samuel Thayer covers over 42 plant categories in detail in "Nature's Garden". Additional Physical Format: Online version: Blanchan, Neltje, 1865-1918. Buy now from Proven Winners: The Proven Winners Garden Book - buy now from Proven Winners Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It is clear that Samuel Thayer writes with passion and a lifetime's experience. From Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed to Lucy Cousins’ Maisy Grows a Garden, the Book Doctor recommends books to inspire younger children to look more closely at … I heard author Samuel Thayer speak on Wisconsin Public Radio and he was an enthusiastic, engaging speaker. He has taught foraging and field identification for more than two decades. Sam is an evangelist, energetic, and funny. I bought several items in two orders. What a fun book! Even better than The Forager's Harvest? I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of our Wild Flowers and their Insect Visitors (1900), republished as Wild Flowers: An Aid to Knowledge of our Wild Flowers and their Insect Visitors (1901), is a book written by nature writer Neltje Blanchan and published by Doubleday, Page & Company. Nature books for kids. And Thayer’s writing, while instructive, can also be humorous. I read this book cover to cover. whether you live in the UK, or North America. Let's get started! Rooted in years of experience and supported by research, he presents fifteen guiding principles of garden-based education. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Please try again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. These principles and best practices are illustrated through engaging stories from the field. It has a wide selection, but it is weighed down by common plants (e.g. Those qualities carry over to his writing, as well. – USA Today "The best book about Americans and their gardens in decades. Wishlist. Search. Please try again. The best choice as a guide on the topic of foraging and edible plant identification, Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2015. It’s much shorter, more of an introduction to the relationships and natural processes within nature, the interconnectedness of life. Rather than a comprehensive guide to edible wild plants, the author has chosen to focus on the wild foraged foods which he finds to be particularly delicious. Many of the plants do grow in UK/Europe, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2011. Second Nature. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places, Mushrooming without Fear: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms. His first book, The Forager’s Harvest, has won a Midwest Book Award, IPPY Book Award, and was a finalist for the USA Book News Best Books 2007 award. The other problem with garden books is that so many of them blabber on about an idea of nature that came into fashion in the time of hoop ... this is the most boring title ever for a garden book. There is no overlap between the plants covered in this book and The Forager's Harvest. I learned about Into The Wild and other ideas (than eating the wrong wild food) of the fellow's demise. Reviews "Second Nature is…as delicious a meditation on one man’s relationship with the earth as any of you are as likely to come upon." Besides lecturing and writing, Samuel is an advocate for sustainable food systems who owns a diverse organic orchard and harvests wild rice, acorns, hickory nuts, maple syrup, and other wild products.