Wild Cards (Edible Plant Deck)

Wild Cards (Edible Plant Deck)

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Item #: 004464
ISBN: 9780880795159
Grades: PK-AD

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While this is a deck of cards, I think the pun refers to the subject of the deck: edible wild foods (plants). It is a regular playing card deck also, with 52 common wild edible food plants and their uses, created by Linda Runyon, based on her book, Wild Foods Guide Book. More than a mere card deck, it is intended to be used as an educational tool. The cards contain material that could be invaluable in a survival situation, when a knowledge of edible wild plants could be life saving. Included on an instruction card are the Rules of Foraging, for safety in the identification and consumption of wild plants. Hints give you further advice on their safe harvest and use. Each playing card has a photograph of the plant, a black and white representation highlighting certain features, and a range map revealing habitat. Beside the expected number and suit, the face of the card has information about the plant including its scientific name, other common names, the part that is edible, characteristics, uses, and hints for use. What a dual-purpose find! Take it along on your next camping trip to stave off boredom (or hunger!). Ideal for hikers, campers, survivalists, and gourmet cooks. Cards are hole-punched and come with a durable plastic ring to hold the deck together.

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Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780880795159
Format
Card Deck
Brand Name
U.S. Games Systems
Weight
0.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
3.75" x 2.5" x 1.06"
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We will be using this in our science co-op!
Mary B on Jun 30, 2021
The author, Linda Runyon (deceased) is a well-known forager and teacher, having written books and been on radio, and had to practice what she preaches when she and her husband were initially homesteading in Maine.
Richard N Z on Sep 4, 2020
We will be using this in our science co-op!
Mary B on Jun 30, 2021
Interesting for a stocking stuffer
Terri b on Dec 10, 2020
The author, Linda Runyon (deceased) is a well-known forager and teacher, having written books and been on radio, and had to practice what she preaches when she and her husband were initially homesteading in Maine.
Richard N Z on Sep 4, 2020
Fun and educational
Aimee B on Jul 25, 2020
Because the healthiest foods are found in nature, and nature puts the ones we need most to where we live.
Brian E on Jul 13, 2020
To put in our reward box the children "shop" in with their earned tickets.
Josh W on Apr 24, 2020
Chosen as a resource guide.
Carolyn S on Sep 23, 2018
to learn abt edible wild plants
Lori T on Jun 15, 2017
Excellent product!
Brenda M on Jun 17, 2016
Interesting for a stocking stuffer
Terri b on Dec 10, 2020
Fun and educational
Aimee B on Jul 25, 2020
Are these cards full color?
Jackie D on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the photos are full color of the plant samples. The photos are good representations of the specific plant to aid in accurate identification. A usefull tool to have in any backpack or bug-out bag.
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Learning through play
I am not sure how old I was when I first played authors. The easy game of "Go Fish" using authors and their most famous works, allowed me to play a game while learning. Decades later i can still tell you some of the authors and their works because of the game I played. I bought multiple games for gifts for my grandkids. I expect they will learn as i did, at least that is the hope. I was just glad to find they were still available, and other similar cards were as well. I am sure some of my grandkids will not get into the cards like i did, but if even a few of them do, it will be well worth it to me.
June 14, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Outdoorsman needed
Awesome cards and info
February 12, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love These Cards
I work in agriculture that borders wilderness and these cards are invaluable for plant identification.
November 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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