Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From acorns to zoom sticks


Laura Reeves' Guide to Useful PlantsFor over 20 years, I have been striving to incorporate as many wild plants into my daily life as possible.  This 216-page book is a collection of my experiences with over 65 wild plants and mushrooms.  It is packed full of stories of my experiments (some successful and some not), accidental discoveries, recipes, and directions for using plants for food, medicine, wilderness survival, and just plain fun.

Want to know how to make the best roasted dandelion roots ever? Wondering which plant will be your best friend during cold and flu season? With over 285 colour photos and 30 recipes, Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants will bring you up to speed on identifying, sustainably harvesting and skillfully preparing some of the most intriguing wild plants and mushrooms of the northern prairie and boreal forest – from acorns to zoomsticks!

Price: $24.95

8 weeks on the Winnipeg Bestsellers list!

[Your book] is quite lovely. Definitely one of the best publications by a local author I’ve had the pleasure to stock.” – Megan Ross, University of Saskatchewan Bookstore


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To order a single copy, click this button and I will mail it to you. (Shipping is $5.) Canadian and U.S. destinations only.

For 2-5 copies, please use this button. (Shipping is $13.) Canadian destinations only.

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If you’d rather pay by cheque, please make it out to “Prairie Shore Botanicals” and mail it to:

Laura’s Guide
Prairie Shore Botanicals
Box 65
Gardenton, MB
R0A 0M0

Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From Acorns to Zoom Sticks is now at the following locations in Manitoba (Saskatchewan and Ontario locations below):


Aurora Farm

FortWhyte Alive! (McCreary Road)

Generation Green (The Forks Market, lower level)

Hollow Reed Holistic (875 Corydon Ave.)

McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park mall)

Neechi Commons (856 Main St.)

Ram Wools Yarn Co-op (989 Portage)

Sage Garden Herbs (3410 St. Mary’s Road)

The Manitoba Museum (Main and Rupert)

The Preferred Perch (4-1604 St. Mary’s Rd.)

Winnipeg Public Libraries


Altona Public Library

Boissevain area

Room to Grow Guesthouse 

The Sawmill (Boissevain)


Hedley’s Health Hut (Shoppers Mall)

Riverbank Discovery Centre

East Braintree/Falcon Lake

South Moon Studio (# 42088 Wye Rd.)

Falcon Trails Resort


Miami Public Library


Minnedosa Public Library

Minnedosa Pharmacy


Fossil Museum (Discovery Centre)

Morden Public Library

Floral Scents


Herbs for Health

Neepawa Public Library

Viscount Cultural Centre

Portage la Prairie

Honeybee Health Foods

Portage la Prairie Public Library


Souris Public Library


Driven 2 Sew (320 Main St. in the Brookdale Mall)

Mennonite Heritage Museum


Dueck Drug Store


Winkler Public Library


In Saskatchewan:


McNally Robinson Booksellers

University of Saskatchewan

In Ontario:


Lake of the Woods Museum

Email info@psbotanicals for more options


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