A Wild Food Foraging Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain

I have created this UK wild food foraging guide to help you rediscover our forgotten plant heritage.

To learn how to use wild plants as food and medicine. Knowledge that was once common to everyone.

For over fifteen years I have experimented and explored the world of wild plants. Uncovering how our ancestors used plants to nourish and heal themselves.

I’ve spent thousands of hours digging through scientific papers, read hundreds of books. Even gone so far as to be nomadic for over a year. During this time I followed the seasons and plants around the highways and byways of these isles.


Foraging Through the Year by Robin Harford

Covers over fifty of the most common wild plants found throughout the year.


Foraging in Spring by Robin Harford

Covers the fifteen most common wild plants found in Spring (March, April and May).


Foraging in Summer by Robin Harford

Covers the fifteen most common wild plants found in Summer (June, July and August).


The Green Path by Robin Harford

An audio course that teaches you practical ways to reconnect to plants.


The Edible Seaweed Notebook by Robin Harford

Covers sixteen of the most common edible seaweeds. It traces their use as food and medicine from the beginning of recorded history to the present day.


Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland by Robin Harford

Covers forty-eight wild edible and medicinal plants. I have written this book to help you rediscover our forgotten plant heritage.


Eatweeds Photo Guide

Includes multiple full-colour photos for each plant and a simple to understand botanical profile to help make identification easy.

About Robin Harford

About Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a plant-based forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He has published numerous foraging guide books.

He established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and his foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

Robin is the creator of eatweeds.co.uk, which is listed in The Times Top 50 websites for food and drink.

He has travelled extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.

Robin occasionally appears on national and local radio and television. He has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph etc.

He is a member of the Association of Foragers, the Society of Economic Botany and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

Featured In

BBC Countryfile, BBC Good Food magazine, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, The Ecologist, Green Parent etc.

Nice Things People Have Said

Robin Harford is so passionate about foraging. What he doesn’t know about, it isn’t worth knowing about. — Richard Corrigan / Chef and Great British Menu judge

You transported us to a whole new level of awareness of the relationship that is possible with our natural environment. Your enthusiasm for this relationship with nature simply boils over in floods until we were soaked through to our very souls. — Richard & Debbie Stansfield

Robin is a brilliant communicator. — Naomi Cleaver – Channel 4 & Sky TV Presenter

Punk ambassador for the plant kingdom, Robin’s infectious encyclopedic enthusiasm is borne from complete commitment to his chosen field. He imparts practical wisdom with engaging confidence, nurturing embodied understanding to lay open the mysteries of the cornucopia at our feet. — Michael Kusz