I want to bring reader’s attention to a recently published book: Alternative Crops for Drylands: Proactively Adapting to Climate Change and Water Shortage by Scott O’Bar.
I haven’t read the book yet, but I am definitely ordering a few. Judging by the table of contents and sample chapter, it looks extremely interesting and informative. I’m seeing a lot of species in the table of contents that I’m not familiar with.
So if you are interested in plants, food, sustainable agriculture / permaculture, agroforestry, adapting to climate change, or simply curious about the fascinating and diverse world of edible and medicinal plants I highly recommend you order the book.
Once I’ve had a chance to read the book I’ll follow-up this post with a review.
When reading the book, keep an eye out for photos contributed by Anthropogen for entries on Khat (Catha edulis) and Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan).