MANKATO, Minn. — If you or someone you know likes to gather fruits, nuts and other forest products from Minnesota’s woodlands, the Minnesota Harvester Handbook makes a wonderful gift.
Developed by University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Harvester Handbook is an excellent resource for wild gatherers. This field guide showcases sustainable harvest and gathering methods for more than twenty familiar (and some unusual!) non-timber forest products. With a wide variety of decorative and edible forest products, including syrup, berries, boughs and mushrooms, there is plenty to keep your favorite forager busy all year!
Copies can be purchased at the University of Minnesota Bookstore website at z.umn.edu/mhh.
Learn more about edibles and non-timber forest products from the woods at z.umn.edu/goodsfromwoods
Community food forests are becoming popular, z.umn.edu/cfoodforest
The University of Minnesota Extension has many additional educational resources for the home and classrooms. Go to z.umn.edu/umextpubs to learn more.
— University of Minnesota Extension