**Wild Plant Culture: A Guide to Restoring Edible and Medicinal Native Plant Communities**



INTEGRATING RESTORATION PRACTICES, foraging, herbalism, rewilding, and permaculture, Wild Plant Culture is a comprehensive guide to the ecological restoration of native edible and medicinal plant communities in eastern North America, written by our own Jared Rosenbaum!

Blending science, practice, and traditional knowledge to repair both degraded landscapes and our broken cultural relationship with nature, coverage includes:

  • Mutually beneficial human-plant connections
  • Observing the land’s existing and potential plant communities
  • Site preparation, seeding, planting, and maintaining restored areas
  • Compelling stories of wild plant communities and restoration projects
  • Detailed profiles of over 200 native plants and their edible and medicinal uses.

Both a practical guide and an evocative read that will transport you deep into the natural landscape, Wild Plant Culture is an essential toolkit for gardeners, farmers, and ecological restoration practitioners, highlighting the important role humans play in tending and mending native plant communities.

Published by New Society Publishers.

Format: Paperback – 296 pages
Size: 7.5″ x 8.875″ (w x h)

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What others are saying about Wild Plant Culture:

An uncommonly thorough reference book, a primer on plant ecology, restoration biology, and the medicinal and edible properties of Mid-Atlantic plants…. Much more than that, it is thought-provoking, aspirational and the first chapter alone is worth the price of the book.
— DOUG TALLAMY, author, Bringing Nature Home

A brilliant approach to ecological restoration simultaneous with food production!
— MARK SHEPARD, author, Restoration Agriculture

This guidebook holds one of many pathways to healing the ecological wounds of colonialism.
— SAM THAYER, author, The Forager’s Harvest

A cornucopia of useful information, from soils and land use history to plant inventories and their invaluable uses, and the tools to help you learn more.
— KELLY KINDSCHER, ethnobotanist, University of Kansas, author, Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie

This gorgeous and well-researched book is a delightful must-read for any person interested in restoration of native habitats in cities and beyond, the stories the land tells us, and the edible and medicinal uses embodied in the wild plants around you.
–Dr. LENA STRUWE, Rutgers University

Wild Plant Culture tempts us to learn of and to try a multiplicity of tastes, textures, and colors, all from local resources–tended by human care at a human scale.  This thoroughly researched and deeply conceived book can help relieve us of our deep disconnection from the natural world, even as it can lead to the preservation of irreplaceable plant communities, and reacquaint us with the singular delectable tastes that can only be provided by the plants of our native landscapes.
–GEROULD WILHELM, coauthor with Laura Rericha of Flora of the Chicago Region, a Floristic and Ecological Synthesis

This book explores the connections between people and their natural environments. It is a well crafted and important work for anyone who seeks to serve them both.
–LARRY WEANER, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates


Wild Plant Culture: A Guide to Restoring Edible and Medicinal Native Plant Communities

Jared Rosenbaum

November 2022

39.99/296 pages

7.5 x 0.69 x 8.88 inches

Published by New Society Publishers

ISBN 9780865719804