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

Covers forty-eight wild edible and medicinal plants of Britain and Ireland.

I wrote this book 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 and 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.

Author: Robin Harford (voted Britain’s #1 foraging teacher by BBC Countryfile)
Publisher: Eatweeds Press
Format: PDF Download
Pages: 208

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This book is an absolute eye-opener. It will enlighten any reader to consider wild plants with more respect for the role they have in our lives. Background history, what part is edible, flavour, how it can be prepared, medicinal uses and nutritional value as well as any cautions are given. The author is a respected, true educator in how to understand nature’s resources. Essential reading. – Ms J Lucas

The book is wonderful! The medicinal and food uses are really useful – perfectly to the point. The combination of history and practical really appealed to me. I don’t need to read forever about something, I got the book because I wanted something to use here and now. It contains exactly the right amount of information for me. – Helen N

A great book – straightforward useful information, and the downloadable identification is really beautiful and full of four pics of each plant so you can be really clear about your ID. Highly recommended. – S. Ravenscroft

This is a brilliant little book. Absolutely stuffed with information about so many of our native plants, and how to use them in cooking and medicine. Fantastic for forest school too – if our children see the wider value in our natural environment they are much more likely to respect and care for it. – Mrs L. A. O’Sullivan

Very enjoyable to read. Entertaining as well as informative. A brilliant synopsis of what one would learn from a course on medical plants in the Botanical Gardens. Wish I had that book when I was taking that course in Edinburgh in 2009. – E.C. Packham

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About Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a plant forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He is the author of 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 featured in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Ecologist, 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.