The Sierra Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mammoth Regions

The Sierra Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mammoth Regions
5.5 x 8.5, with 44 recipes and full-color photos throughout, 200 pages.
ISBN: 9781597145947.

By Mia Andler

Take a wild foods walk in the woods and mountain meadows with foraging expert Mia Andler. In this guide to the common edible plants of the Sierra Nevada, Andler offers practical advice for gathering food from the land, in a friendly voice full of rich knowledge of the montane regions of California. Whether hiking high above Yosemite or foraging at the outskirts of Lake Tahoe or Mammoth, with The Sierra Forager you’ll discover where to find each of the region’s most readily available—and delightfully delectable—edible plants.

With clear instructions for responsible harvesting, Andler offers readers and adventurers a way to connect to the land’s seasonality and bounteous botany in a manner that fosters respectful, reciprocal caretaking of our wild spaces. Large, detailed photographs help readers to identify plants easily, and 44 delicious recipes help you enjoy them! From campfire blackberry pie to manzanita muffins and birch leaf soda, this is the perfect guide for beginners, and it includes mouthwatering innovations to delight foragers of any experience level.


"Andler’s book advises readers about finding edible plants in each season. Summer features the most offerings, including blossoms, berries, and greens such as dandelion and nettle. But even winter offers provisions like tree bark, fir needles and seeds of tall plants. [...] This beautiful book will fill stomachs as it educates and broadens the horizons of even those who consider themselves experienced Sierra Nevada adventurers." Matt Johanson, Sierra Nevada Ally
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Categories Nature | New Releases

About the Author

Mia Andler

Mia Andler

Mia Andler is a foraging expert, founder and director of Vilda—a nonprofit that connects children to nature in Northern California—and coauthor of The Bay Area Forager. Originally from Finland, she has been foraging since she was a little girl and has studied the regenerative practices of earth-based cultures around the world. Andler has been backpacking and foraging in the Sierra Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. She has appeared on television, film, and radio for her work on helping people foster meaningful connection with nature. She lives with her children in Truckee, California.

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