Eat the Weeds and Enjoy Earth’s Delicious and Nutritious Bounty
But which plants should be eaten, and when? “Green Deane” Jordan teaches foraging classes and runs a popular foraging website. Now he’s sharing his expertise with others. His book Eat the Weeds presents 274 wild edibles and helps readers find, identify, and harvest them to be enjoyed in their natural glory.
Eating wild is ingrained in the human genes—and it can be healthy fun! It’s seasonal, sufficient, varied, and provides plenty of nutrients. It also yields the satisfaction of food independence and competence. No packaging, labeling, advertising, or genetic tinkering is involved.
The guide even points to plants that could remedy a shortage in the diet, such as specific vitamins and/or minerals. Each entry includes an introduction to the plant, its nutritional information, and recommended methods for preparing it. Full-color photographs and visual descriptions assist in field identification, and Green Deane’s fascinating insights are invaluable, whether the reader is a beginning forager or has plenty of experience.
Foraging is treasure hunting. It helps people eat healthier, save money, and have fun while enjoying Earth’s delicious and nutritious bounty.
About the author: “Green Deane” Jordan is a lifelong Greek bachelor with a degree in music and graduate studies in communications. In short, he’s paid to play and write. He is the author of many articles and two other books: 1001 Facts Somebody Screwed Up and 1001 More Facts Somebody Screwed Up. He doesn’t own a television and is not a vegetarian (a common assumption).
Green Deane’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, collecting cast-iron cookware, dancing, canoeing, public speaking, kayaking, cast netting, fishing, biking, hiking in Greece whenever possible, and, of course, foraging for wild foods and other unusual edibles.
He has planted over 12 dozen different kinds of edible plants—cultivated and wild—on his small suburban lot in Central Florida, and he maintains a year-round 20×20-foot garden. On his cul-de-sac, he is the only one without a lawn of decapitated grass, much to his neighbors’ collective horror. Green Deane is perhaps best known for his popular foraging website, also called Eat the Weeds.