A Curious History of Vegetables: Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes

Wolf D. Storl (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.95
Publisher
North Atlantic Books
Publish Date
June 14, 2016
Pages
364
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781623170394
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About the Author

Wolf D. Storl, PhD, is an ethnobotanist and the author of some two dozen books on herbalism, alternative medicine, ethnobotany, and shamanism. Born in Saxony, Germany, he received his PhD in ethnology from the University of Berne, Switzerland. His early post-doctorate career includes research in a Swiss biodynamic farming community, teaching anthropology and organic gardening at Rogue College in Oregon, participant-observer research at a traditional Swiss farm, and two years in India as a visiting scholar at the Benares Hindu University. Always interested in local gardening practices in his travels around the world, 25 years ago Dr. Storl was able to put his learning to the test when he and his family moved to a mountain farmstead in southern Germany. There he maintains a year-round vegetable garden and continues to teach, also appearing on television in the U.S. and many countries in Europe as a spokesman for natural horticulture.

Reviews

"Discover how nearly fifty vegetable, herb, and flower plants 'dance with humanity'--and about wild gardens, nourishment as medicine, truly tasty simple gourmet recipes, the history and lore of plants over time, plus special garden tips. Be nourished with the skills and observations of Dr. Wolf Storl, a living library, a master farmer and gardener."
--John Jeavons, author of How to Grow More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

Praise for the work of Wolf D. Storl
"The author, as you will quickly discover, is brilliant ... and obvious from his writings, he has also delved deeply into the works of the old masters. Storl uncovers stories and teachings not often heard and masterfully weaves them into the modern-day context. Marvelous!"--Rosemary Gladstar, author of Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

"In these times ... gardening, especially organic gardening, is a path to freedom."--Vandana Shiva, PhD, founder of Navdanya International and author of Who Really Feeds the World?