My References & Links For You

I shall develop this reference page as time permits--I have many to enter. It is fitting that I should begin with my very highly esteemed favorites. I have no financial interest in these references. They are presented to you because I wish to share them. Where there is more than one reference for the same person, the color of the references will be the same for easy identification.

Title: Urban Gardening and Agriculture

Description: Urban gardening is a great way to improve the urban environment. Learn all about different forms of urban gardening and agriculture with our informational site. No matter how big your city or how small your apartment, you can enjoy gardening.

Color Wheel Pro - a program that allows you to create color schemes and preview them on real examples.

Learn About Edible Wild Plants with Naturalist "Wildman" Steve Brill and check out his books listed in blue below is a Foraging and Ethnobotany Links Page by Don Wiss

Native American Ethnobotany Database

Foods, Drugs, Dyes, and Fibers of Native North American Peoples.

Materials provided by Dan Moerman, Professor of Anthropology.

Welcome to George Barron's Web site on Fungi --FUNGI of CANADA - East by Michael Moore

Medicinal Plants:

Manuals, Folios, Classic Texts, Research

Medicinal Plant Images

Resources, FAQs, Regional plant checklists

Medicinal and Culinary herbFAQs, jpegs, database, neat stuff, archives... from Henriette's homepage in Helsinki, Finland and you don't have to speak Finnish unless you want to read her book!


The "Wildman's" two books (below) are outstanding


By "Wildman" Steve Brill with Evelyn Dean

Illustrations by Evelyn Dean

William Morrow Publishers, New York, 1994

ISBN 0-688 11425-3

To purchase a copy signed by the author, send $21 to

"Wildman" Steve Brill

143-25 84th Dr., Apt. 6C

Jamaica, NY 11435

SHOOTS AND GREENS OF EARLY SPRING in Northeastern North America

written, illustrated, and published by "Wildman" Steve Brill

New York, 1986

To purchase a copy signed by the author, send $11 to

"Wildman" Steve Brill

143-25 84th Dr. Apt. 6C

Jamaica, NY 11435

Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman

Timber Press, Portland, Oregon 1998

Commercial publications by Michael Moore:

Information, reviews, and sources


Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

Los Remedios

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande (Edited and Revised)

Herbs for the Urinary Tract

...and our Clinical Manuals in hard copy






Herbal Resource Guide

for Windows or Mac

Peterson Field Guides are excellent resources on mushrooms, medicinal plants, edible plants, wildflowers, trees, etc... for the field as well as home. I rely on them heavily and prefer them to the Audubon series.

Without question, the best general reference for the home on mushrooms is: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora, 1986, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley

Another excellent general reference for the home on fungi is Mushrooms of Northeastern North America by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, and David W. Fisher, 1997, Syracuse University Press

Another favorite reference on edible wild mushrooms with very good recipes is: Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America--A Field-To-Kitchen Guide by David W. Fisher and Alan E. Bessette

A beautifully illustrated book is:

Mushrooms of Northeast North America by George Barron, 1999, Lone Pine Publishing.

Following is Mr. Barron's own honest assessment of his book:

"I think my book would be as good as any currently available for Maine with the possible exception of Bisette, Bisette and Fischer. This latter book covers 1400 species. However, it only illustrates about the same number of species as I do. I would say that the illustrations in my book are better but their book has more detailed keys and more detailed descriptions. My book is more of a field guide and the descriptions are brief and to the point. Edibility is covered in my book and I have a section listing 20 common edible species with thumbnail illustrations but I do not give edibility the overwhelming importance that some books do. So, as a natural food type person you may not find this to your liking. My book is easy to use. Bissette et al's book is not well organized and the photos are spacially separated from the descriptions and they are not cross indexed to the descriptions For beginners and those in the middle ground I think my book would be better. For more experienced or advanced students of fungi Bissette et al would be better. My book costs $20. Bissette et al cost $45.

For a look at the illustrations check my website. Although I think the reproduction on my website is probably better

than the book!" "" Sincerely...................G

One of the numerous positive reviews by experts in mycology says:

"What I find most valuable about Barron's guide is the careful thought given to the intuitive organization and presentation of a limited but still very informative quantity of well chosen and scientifically accurate information. ......"

"For me his Picture Keys are by far the most efficient, intuitive, and easy to remember introduction of this basic material that I have seen"

Eric vonMagnus, Maine Mycological Society Newsletter

For information on the medical properties and uses of mushrooms check out the excellent book by Christopher Hobbs entitled "Medicinal Mushrooms".

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