Here’s how to fast-track your plant identification skills and wild edible plant knowledge so you can quickly become a safe, confident forager.

When I started out foraging, I found it excruciating not being able to identify wild edible plants correctly.

It took me months of trawling through my library’s natural history section, flipping through every wildflower identification guide I could get my hands on.

There were photo books, books with watercolours and line drawings.

And one called a ‘flower key’ with virtually no pictures but lots of text, so I thought it must be really important.

My early days of identifying wild food plants were nothing short of frustrating.

If you can relate to this problem, then I have the solution.

The Eatweeds Academy is my new wild food mentor programme. I teach each session using a combination of video and weekly live Zoom sessions.

It’s the quick-start way to increase your plant identification skills and foraging knowledge dramatically.

The Spring class runs for five weeks, allowing you to follow the plants through various habitats.

Imagine what it would be like to pop outside your front door and confidently pick your next meal from the many wild edible plants available.

The Eatweeds Academy officially launches on Monday, 25th March 2024. It is the closest to coming on one of my in-person foraging courses.

Sign up below to get on the priority waitlist.

About Robin Harford

Robin Harford established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and his foraging courses are listed at the top of BBC Countryfile’s ‘Best foraging courses in the UK’.

He is the author of the bestselling foraging book, ‘Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland’.

Robin is the creator of Eatweeds. Michelin chef Richard Corrigen recommended the site for inclusion in The Times Top 50 Websites For Food and Drink.

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

Occasionally he appears on national and local radio and television.

His work has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, etc.

He is a member of the Society for Ethnobotany and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.