Southwest Foraging by Timber Press


Southwest Foraging, by Timber Press is the first book by bioregional herbalist & forager, John Slattery. This field guide covers the areas of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.

Learn to identify 117 different edible plants with photos, descriptions of appearance and habitat, how and when to gather, how to process, how to use, and cautions, if any.



John offers well over a decade of foraging experience condensed into this beautiful and handy field guide. Here’s what some have to say about it:

To learn about wild food in the Southwest, this the book to bring with you.”

  • – Pascal Baudar, author of The New Wildcrafted Cuisine

No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery. His plant knowledge, ethics, and practices are becoming more relevant, if not necessary, for our collective survival.”

– Gary Paul Nabhan, director, Center for Regional Food Studies, University of Arizona

A must-have on the subject! Eloquent and replete with scientific acumen and stunning photos, this guide is a treasure.”

 Carolyn Niethammer, author of Cooking the Wild Southwest

A wonderful guide that will diversify our diets and lure us into the natural world.”

– Brad Lancaster, cofounder of Desert Harvesters



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