- Angier, Bradford (1969) (revised edition 2001) How to stay alive in the woods, A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
- Cowan, Eliot (2007) Plant Spirit Medicine: The healing power of plants, Granite Publishing
- Elpel, Thomas J. (2004) Botany in a Day – The patterns method of plant identification, 4th Ed. HOPS Press, LLC; 5th edition- (great book for learning how to “key” plants.
- Gilkey, Helen M. & Dennis, L. J. (2001) Handbook of Northwestern Plants. Corvallis, OR: OSU Press
- Gunther, Erna. (1945) (Revised 1973) Ethnobotany of Western Washington. Knowledge and use of Indigenous plants by Native Americans, University of Washinton Press.
- Harris, James (2001) Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary, Spring Lake Pub.; 2nd edition
- Harrod Bruhner, Stephen (2002) The Lost Language of Plants: the ecological importance of plant medicines to life on Earth, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont.
- Meyer, Joseph E. (1918) (Revised 1970) The Herbalist, Meyer Books Publishing
- Pollan, Michael (2001) The Botany of Desire -A Plant’s-Eye view of the World , Random House
- Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (1994) Plants of the Pacific NorthwestCoast, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska, Vancouver, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing
- Turner, Nancy J. (1979) Plants in British Columbia IndianTechnology, Victoria, Canada: British Columbia Provenical Museum
Links to interesting websites
Interesting websites that explain Biomes and Bioregionalism –
- We all belong to a bioregional area or biome –Biosphere as a living place
- Seattle Permaculture Guild
- Portland, Oregon Permaculture Guild
- British Columbia based – Gaiacraft Permaculture guild
- San Francisco based Urban Permaculture Guild
- Eugene Permaculture guild
Native plant societies in Cascadia
- Oregon Native Plant society
- Washington Native Plant Society
- British Columbia native plant society
- California Native Plant society
Plant searchable database for all of United States (see regional plant databases under “Maps” and “Plant” tabs.
- Moerman, Dan. (2003). A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants. University of Michigan, Dearborn, Native American Ehtnobotany Database.
- Searchable Database of Ethnobotany for the United States – compiled by the University of Michigan.
- United States Department of Agriculture searchable data base of Plants – Extensive with maps
Links to other plant teachers
- Susun Weed– phenomenal plant teacher. Susan has special skills in healing women and knowledge of women’s health. Susun started the Wise Woman Center and network of plant teachers.
- Judy BlueHorse Skelton, (Nez Perce/Cherokee), is an educator, writer and herbalist who shares her knowledge of medicinal plants and healing at conferences, educational institutions and workshops
- Howie Brounstein – Columbine school of Botanical Studies
- Aprovecho education center – teach permaculture including native plant knowledge – wonderful place to take a workshop.
- Fungi in Cascadia – Paul Stamets – longtime fungi teacher to residents of Cascadia and the planet.
- Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine – Located in Portland, Oregon
Links to learning about plant identification
Xerces Society – a Pacific Northwest group and an pollinator conservation resource center located in Portland, Oregon