Foraging for Edible Foods (no mushrooms)
I'm interested in getting started doing this and am looking for recs on any guides or books that may be out there. To repeat from the title, because of the depth of knowledge required and risks I am not talking about mushrooms here, just other edible plants. I am aware you have to be careful with some of these as well, but feel they are a lot more easily identifiable than are harmful fungi, thus my search for a book. One author I have run into on the internet is Samuel Thayer. Whatever thoughts or suggestions you have would be appreciated.
I recently took part in a "Wild Edibles" walk which ended in a light lunch made from our gatherings! The woman who led the walk recommended the Peterson Guide to Wild Edible Plants as a must have when first learning the plants in your area.
Here is a terrific link from the group, Piedmont Wildlife Center. While it is focused on Eastern U.S. plants, there is still plenty of good info for folks in other areas.
we used to have a Smokey Bear poster that had edible forest plants on it there's a small pic of it on about.com
if you google foraging and the city you live (I know... maybe not the best answer to tell someone to google, but your profile doesn't give any info where you are in this world) you'll get some information or at least leads taht you can follow