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 documented, recorded, experimented and explored the world of wild plants. Uncovering how our ancestors used plants to nourish and heal themselves. My focus is to preserve Britain’s traditional plant knowledge before it is forgotten.
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.
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.
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