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Foraging California

Foraging California

Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in California

Christopher Nyerges
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From acacia to wild grape, Foraging California guides the reader to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Golden State. Helpfully organized by plant families, with detailed information on locations, the book is an authoritative guide for nature lovers, outdoorsmen, and gastronomes.


Christopher Nyerges has been actively involved with self-reliance and survival for over 40 years. He works with the non-profit, WTI, in survival research and education. He co-founded the School of Self-reliance, and since 1974 has taught thousands of students about wild food, survival, and self-reliance. He is the author of ten books, including How to Survive Anywhere, and Extreme Simplicity. He was the editor of Wilderness Way magazine for seven years. Thousands of his articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines. Besides continuing to actively teach, he does a weekly self-reliance radio show. He lives with his wife in Southern California.


  • Publisher: ‎Falcon Guides; 2nd edition (August 22, 2019)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎272 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1493040898
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781493040896
  • Item Weight: ‎1.16 ounces
  • Dimensions:  6.29 x 0.57 x 8.83 inches
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