Foraging Through The Year: Become a Safe, Confident and Knowledgeable Forager

Foraging Through The Year by Robin Harford

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

Through learning about and gathering wild plants, we deepen our connection to all living things.

The ancient path of the forager is a way to discover your ecological function as a human and come back into balance with the rest of Nature.

Through learning how plants nourish and heal us, we deepen our sense of belonging to the Earth.

‘An incredible asset to my foraging education!’ – Liza Jasmina Stirling (foraging teacher)

Foraging Through The Year covers fifty-five of the most common wild plants found throughout Britain and Northern Europe.

You’ll receive fifty-five in-depth plant notebooks delivered immediately as downloadable PDFs.

So you can keep them on your mobile device when you go out foraging.

No need to drain your monthly data package. And no need to be connected to the internet.

The collection is over 2000 pages and each plant notebook includes: 

  • Multiple full-colour photos to help make identification easy. 
  • The food and medicine use.
  • The folklore and plant stories.
  • Lots of delicious recipes.
  • Which part of the plant to use.
  • When the best time to harvest is.
  • In-depth nutritional profiles for each plant are covered.
  • Safety notes: what you need to know if pregnant or on medication.

I created this collection of notebooks to help you become a safe, confident and knowledgeable forager.

They are an invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library, providing plant-lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants.

As an added bonus, all future notebooks I publish get added to your collection for free.

Which Plants Are Included?

Alexanders, Ash, Beech, Bramble, Brooklime, Burdock, Campion, Chickweed, Cleavers, Clover, Crab Apple, Daisy, Dandelion, Dock, Elder, Fat Hen, Garlic Mustard, Gorse, Ground Elder, Ground Ivy, Guelder Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Horseradish, Lime, Mallow, Meadowsweet, Mugwort, Navelwort, Oak, Oxeye Daisy, Pine, Plantain, Primrose, Rosebay Willowherb, Rosehip, Rowan, Samphire, Saxifrage, Scurvygrass, Sea Aster, Sea Beet, Sea Buckthorn, Selfheal, Sloe, Sorrel, Sowthistle, Stinging Nettle, Strawberry Tree, Sweet Chestnut, Violet, Wild Garlic, Wild Service Tree, Wood Avens and Yarrow.

Kind Words From Previous Customers

‘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 resources don’t disappoint.’ – Adam Reeve (foraging teacher)

‘The scope, scholarship, references and wonderful photographs make these notebooks a brilliant resource and a source of constant pleasure. Thank you.’ – Lynne Friedli

‘I have just started reading your wonderful notebooks. I have a small amount of knowledge and find your extensive writings absolutely absorbing.’ – Mandy Conway

‘I’m loving all the notebooks! Great quality images and fascinating histories of medicine, folklore, cookery.’ – Angela Goddard

‘Your knowledge gave my love of the plants and my interaction with them a massive boost. Your enthusiasm for the world around us is infectious, thank you.’ – Pip Martin

About Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a plant forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He is the author of the bestselling Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland.

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, 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 Society of Economic Botany and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.