DANDELION HUNTER is the new literary nonfiction debut from First Ways writer Rebecca Lerner, an engaging, informative, and entertaining narrative about her adventures learning to forage wild food and medicine in Portland, Oregon, and the wonderfully eccentric friends she learned from along the way. It was published April 2013 by Globe Pequot Press and has already received great reviews:
Publishers Weekly called it “the funniest herbal adventure you’ll ever read.”
Rolling Stone said: “If and when the apocalypse arrives, you’ll want Rebecca Lerner by your side – or, at least, her lucidly written new book, in which she and a pack of endearingly odd Portland pals demonstrate how to take locavorism to a whole new level (and provide some unexpected history, biology and mycology lessons in the process). You’ll never look at weeds the same way again.” — Brian Hiatt, senior writer
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Other Published Writing
“Take It Outside” for The Ithaca Times Jan. 2008
How does the experience of nature-immersion affect urban children?
“Sour Milk: Big Box Dairy Farms Bring Manure & Misery to Some Central NY Communities” for The Syracuse New Times June 2008
A link between dairy pollution and illness?