Minnesota Harvester Handbook - Spiral

Minnesota Harvester Handbook

Wilsey, David & Julie Miedtke

This resource -- developed by the University of Minnesota Extension with the help of a broad network of contributors -- demonstrates the breadth and diversity of useful natural resources found in and around the state's woodlands and forests throughout the year.

This book features information divided into seasons:

  • Spring (maple syrup, fiddlehead ferns, yellow morels)
  • Summer (birch bark, multiple mushroom species, wild rice)
  • Fall (balsam boughs, tree cones & seeds, pine, dogwood, and fall mushrooms)
  • Winter (Basswood, Chaga, and firewood)

This book includes basic tenets of harvesting and helpful fact sheets on each species. It provides a point of entry to the world of natural resource gathering that can be used in conjunction with other plant identification resources.


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