Essence and Secrets of lnvasive Plants



Garden & Nature

Wolf-Dieter Storl

AT Verlag

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Cover: Hardcover
Extent: 320 pages
Format: 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm Colour photos

Healing plants, food plants, economic plants

• lnsights about invasive plants from the great plant connoisseur
• Hidden benefits of alleged adversaries
• Psychological and philosophical aspects

lnvasive plants: threat or bee pasture?

lnvasive plants are often considered evil intruders in our natural environment. They are said to eliminate domestic plants and to be worthless for wildlife. But is this really true? In this book Wolf­ Dieter Storl shows us how to become friends with invasive plants. Based on sound facts and evidence he proves that plants such as giant hogweed, Canada goldenrod, or Himalayan balsam are not in the least a problem. In the countries they originate from, many of them are considered precious food, economic or healing plants, and some are even valued as sacred plants used for Shamanic or other rituals.This book offers a totally new perspective on »wandering« plants and helps us to understand and make good use of them.

Wolf-Dieter Storl

Wolf-Dieter Storl born 1942, cultural anthropologist and ethno-botanist. Former Fulbrigth scholar of the University of Bern, lectured at different universities. Study trips, ethnographical and ethno- botanical field research - in a traditional spiritualist settlement in Ohio, with old and experienced farmers in the Emmental, with medicine men of the Northern Cheyenne, with Shiva Sadhus in India and Nepal - are depicted in numerous articles and books. Since 1988 he lives with his family on a solitary farm in the Allgäu where he is occupied with gardening and investigating the secrets of healing herbs and wild plants.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger