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Christopher Nyerges

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Christopher Nyerges began studying wild foods and self-reliance at around age 11, from Euell Gibbons' books, and from his mother, who grew up on a farm. He studied botany and mycology in high school and college, and understudied with Dr. Leonid Enari at the L.A. County Arboretum. He began teaching wild food walks in 1974, and has taken out approx. 34,000 students in field trips and workshops. His first book, "Guide to Wild Foods," was published in 1978. His other books include "Extreme Simplicity," "How To Survive Anywhere," "Testing Your Outdoor Survival Skills," "Self-Sufficient Home," and others. His latest book, "California Foraging," will be released in early 2014. He was the editor of Wilderness Way magazine for 7 years. He has also long been involved with various non-profits for outdoor and environmental education, including Sierra Club, Tree People, Boy Scouts, and WTI (see www.wtinc.info). Christopher (and his wife Dolores -- who passed away in 2008) co-founded the School of Self-reliance. His web site is www.ChristopherNyerges.com.