Native Plants of Commercial Importance
Here is an information-filled look at how to supplement rural incomes by the harvest of native plants from the region. Among the wild plants of North America are many which have long been used in medicinal, cosmetic, food and floral industries. Some of them are used in sufficient quantities to make them commercially important.The book describes these and other forest products, dividing North America into five regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and the Northwest. Each region contains a description of 10 common crops now harvested, with detail and a special appendix on marketing. Reforestation is stressed to make each crop renewable and self-generating as a natural resource. This technique has led to the new concept of Forest Farming.
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