Eatweeds wild food foraging guide

GATHER!
Join an international community
of people who love plants

GATHER! Community - For People Who Love Plants

What is GATHER?

GATHER is a "wild wellbeing" community for plant lovers, led by Robin Harford.

We are different from other online learning spaces.

  • First, we are not an app.
  • We are not a course or academy.
  • We are a community.

Second, we don't view foraging as a passing trend.

It is an ancient practice that helps restore connection to the natural world, and boosts your physical and mental wellbeing.

A path to peace, contentment and serenity.

A way to become empowered and resilient.

GATHER is for anyone who loves plants.

It is about exploring the deep relationship between plants and humans.

If this is you, welcome.

Pip Martin Testimonial

Pip Martin

"My love of the plants and my interaction with them was given a massive boost by your knowledge. I am now starting the pre-study for a PhD in Mycology. Your enthusiasm for the world around us is infectious, thank you."

Benefits of being a member...

  • PERSONAL MENTORING.

  • A COPY OF FORAGERS' NOTEBOOK EVERY WEEK, showcasing a wild plant through its food and medicine, including its folklore and history.

  • MULTIPLE FULL COLOUR, HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS, to help identify each plant correctly.

  • AUDIO WALK AND TALK sent out once a month. It's like going out on a personal forage with Robin. (From April to November)

  • ON-DEMAND PLANT VIDEOS, when the things discussed in the audios need further explanation. Like poisonous lookalikes!

  • 20% OFF EVERY FORAGING EVENT run by Robin Harford

  • CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS via our private forum.

Richard Corrigan
Chef, author & Great British Menu judge

"Robin Harford is so passionate about foraging. What he doesn’t know about, it isn’t worth knowing about."

Plants are the foundation of human culture

They are 400 million years old. Modern humans a mere 200,000 years old.

Our existence would not be possible without them.

When we are born, and then throughout our entire life, every breath we take has been given to us by plants.

Nothing in the human world could exist without plants.

In the past our knowledge of the plant kingdom went deep … very deep.

It is through remembering the myths, folklore and stories of plants and how they nourish and heal us, that we deepen our sense of belonging to the natural world.

My singular goal is to help people reimagine and recreate a floral culture that puts plants centre stage in every household.

To bring these great healers back into our lives.

Adam Reeve

"I've often heard people say they wish they could download Robin's brain and I think this is the closest we're going to get! The community and notebooks don't disappoint. GATHER! is a real blessing."

Richard & Debbie Stansfield

"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."

“Just had a quick look at your foraging notebook. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.” – Maxine Hoy
“I’ve just started reading your wonderful ‘notebook’. I have a small amount of knowledge of folklore, and wild herbology, and find your extensive writings absolutely absorbing.” – Mandy Conway
“Thank you so much. You are a real inspiration and I recently enrolled on a herbalist course as a result.” - Suzi Tennyson

About Robin Harford

About Robin Harford - Forager, Ethnobotanist

Robin is a professional forager, ethnobotanical researcher, wild food educator and sensory botanist.

He gathers wild edible plants on a daily basis, and is the creator of the UK’s leading wild food site eatweeds.co.uk, which is listed in The Times Top 50 websites for food and drink.

Robin has been writing, filming, publishing and teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008. Recently his foraging courses where voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

He is also a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

He travels 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 has taught foraging at Eden Project, appeared on BBC2’s Edwardian Farm, Soul Seekers TV series, appeared on national and local BBC radio and been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, The Ecologist and Green Parent, to name a few.