Two Book Recommendations
I'd like to share two of my favorite books from last year's reading.
Edible Wild Plants of the Carolinas by Musselman & Schafran is a colorful illustrated guide to foraging in nature for good things to eat in this region. Many of these plants were once staples of Native Americans' diets (Cherokee, Lumbee, etc.), and they can still have a place in anyone's delicious and well-rounded healthy eating practices, especially if you enjoy spending time outdoors and recognizing various plants. Mother Nature is amazing and beautiful, and this is an awesome part of the world to live in. No need to starve because of inflation!
The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips is an extremely informative and detailed guidebook as well, while also being very easy to read and even humorous in many parts. Phillips is a long-time organic apple grower in New England. His broad scientific knowledge encompasses principles and practices valuable to anyone involved in edible permaculture.
Read well, fertilize your mind, and enjoy!