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

I just wanted to thank you so much for your incredible book. My daughter and I have been using it extensively and house it with our favourite reference books. Each day we go for a walk somewhere on our 230 acre property and try to identify, taste, and marvel at all the wild plants. My daughter picked wild ginger today for the first time. She is so excited to go out seeking each day. Your writing is so approachable; a great mix of botanical info and your personal reflections and stories. It is a joy to read and learn from each day. ” – Judi Vinni, Kaministiquia, ON

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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:

In Manitoba:


Aurora Farm

Chapters (Empress Street – in the “Local Interest” section)

Coles Bookstore (Kildonan Place)

FortWhyte Alive! (McCreary Road)

Generation Green (Main St. at Bannatyne Ave.)

Hollow Reed Holistic (875 Corydon Ave.)

Indigo (Kenaston Commons – in the “Local Interest” and “Nature” sections)

McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park mall)

Motio Massage Therapy (Cityplace Mall)

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 


Coles (Shoppers Mall)

Hedley’s Health Hut (Shoppers Mall)

Riverbank Discovery Centre

Clear Lake/Wasagaming

The Nature Shop (Friends of Riding Mountain National Park)

East Braintree/Falcon Lake

South Moon Studio (# 42088 Wye Rd.)

Falcon Trails Resort


Miami Public Library


Minnedosa Public Library


Morden Public Library


Herbs for Health

Neepawa Public Library

Viscount Cultural Centre

Plum Coulee

Prairie Foods

Portage la Prairie

Honeybee Health Foods

Portage la Prairie Public Library

Roseau River

Reimer Concrete and Building Supplies


Souris Public Library


Mennonite Heritage Museum

Sparrow’s Lane (191 Reimer Ave.)

St. Pierre-Jolys

St. Pierre Public Library


Can-Am Country Corner (Hwys. 59 and 201)


Dueck Drug Store


Winkler Public Library

In Saskatchewan:



McNally Robinson Booksellers

University of Saskatchewan

In Ontario:


Misty River Alternatives


Lake of the Woods Museum

Thunder Bay


Kelly’s Nutrition Centre

Vitality Natural Food Market

Willow Springs Creative Centre

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