Botanical Treasures by Josh Smith (book cover)

Botanical Treasures by Josh Smith (book cover)

Management of our natural resources in both an efficient and sustainable manner is essential to our future. A critical part of this is learning what Mother Nature s plants have to offer and how to cultivate them. Botanical Treasures provides this information for various plants, while also bringing together ethnobotany, economic botany, and agriculture in a system of nature-based renewable economics that is sorely needed in this age of environmental concern. The plants profiled in Botanical Treasures have the potential to produce a broad range of raw materials for a variety of useful, commercial products. Some can be grown on disturbed and marginal lands where little else can grow. Some contribute valuable functions to agroecology, have unique medicinal properties, or act as important sources for food. Think of Botanical Treasures as a user s guide to planet Earth.