Here’s How To Fast-Track Your Plant ID Skills And Quickly Become A Safe, Confident Forager

what the press say

‘Highly rated’ – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s most dedicated foragers’ – The Lady

A revelation!’ – BBC Good Food Magazine

The Eatweeds Spring online foraging course runs between 2nd April 2024 to 7th May 2024. And provides you with a wealth of practical, useable wild food knowledge.

During this five week interactive online foraging course, you get access to a trusted, learning resource that builds into your own comprehensive library of plant knowledge.

Each plant video makes identification easy and effortless. You’ll learn the plant’s historical use, identification features, where to find it, and how to cook it, plus much more.

Your friends and loved ones will be amazed. You’ll find lots of mouth-watering recipes for each plant we explore.

My unique way of teaching plant identification makes it quick, easy and painless to get up to speed as a competent forager.

Between Monday and Friday I will be on hand to answer your questions inside the learning platform.

I also host weekly community meetings via zoom. There’s a considerable amount of knowledge within the community itself, so you’ll be able to get help and support from other members.

Download the mobile iOS and Android app and watch and learn anytime, anywhere, on any device.

You’re also notified as soon as new content is posted to the learning dashboard.

Perfect for when you are out foraging in the city, hedgerow, coast, marsh, moor or woods.

When you’ve taught as many people as I have, you know that not everyone can eat the same plants. And most foraging books don’t teach you this either.

Joining the Eatweeds Spring Online Course means you get my unique insight into wild food plants found at this time of year.

Knowledge that comes from over two decades of daily experience and deep historical research.

Back in 2019 I had a private online teaching community called Gather, at its height it had hundreds of students.

Many went on to become extraordinary foraging teachers in their own right.

Here’s what Previous Students said about their experience

‘A community encouraging insight, and an amazing Mentor. My awareness of the ecosystem in our nature reserve has greatly improved as a result. I thank Robin for creating this community and allowing us to learn from his rich experience, and in a very fun way.’ – Michael Scott

‘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!’ – Adam Reeve (foraging teacher)

‘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.’ – Pip Martin

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you let me know which days and Month are the course on in this five weeks?

The class starts on Tuesday, 2nd April and finishes on Tuesday, 7th May. You continue to have access to the material until 31st December 2024.

I am available Monday to Friday (10am to 4pm) to answer any questions you have.

Having me ‘on tap’ to answer your questions ends on Tuesday, 7th May.

Am I expected to attend every day? What happens if some days I am not available?

The course is self directed over the five weeks and it is not essential, but highly recommended, to attend the once a week Zoom meeting, which will be on a Thursday evening between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Because the videos are pre-recorded, there is no need for you to be ‘available’, as you can watch them when you have the time.

I do recommend you watch them daily, so you don’t find yourself with a backlog and don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of content.

The class is live in the sense that I am available to answer questions and to host the weekly Zoom meeting.

How often are videos and course work posted?

I post a ‘plant of the day’ video every day between Monday to Friday.

If something is unclear, you can always ask me.

There is also a comments section, so you and other students can share what you learned after working with a plant.

How long are the videos?

The videos are short and concise (I try and keep them less than 15 minutes), because the purpose is for you to find the plant I talked about, and work with it, then report back your experience in the community.

There are also a selection of practices for working with the plants and you can choose which ones you want to explore to learn about the plant of the day.

When the class ends do I have access to the videos and course material?

You continue to have access to the material until 31st December 2024.

Eatweeds Academy online foraging course

I have been running my wild food foraging school, full-time, since 2008.

I’m also the author of the bestselling foraging book, Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland, which has sold over 45,000 copies.

I have foraged daily for over 20 years, and I have rolled back the historical record of the wild food plants of Britain and Northern Europe.

I was mentored by a foraging grandmaster called Marcus Harrison. The person that Ray Mears and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall would consult with when making their TV programmes. 

After spending years in the British Library pouring over old manuscripts, some dating back as far as the 11th century, Marcus passed on much of his knowledge to me.

Taking up where his work left off, I have slowly unearthed the forgotten knowledge of how we used wild edible plants in the past.

Tastes that have been enjoyed throughout history at the kitchen tables of people, everywhere.

Many believe my knowledge is exceptional, like Michelin chef Richard Corrigan who said this about my work, when recommending this website (Eatweeds) for inclusion in The Times 50 top websites for food and drink: 

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

Richard Corrigan

I am one of the top foraging teachers in the country, and many foraging instructors learn from me.

Yet the chances are you may never have heard of me, and until recently you could hardly find a photo or video of me online.

My books and in-person courses are hugely respected and held in high esteem by those who are lucky enough to come across them.

Here’s what the press say:

  • ‘Highly rated’ – The Guardian
  • ‘One of Britain’s most dedicated foragers’ – The Lady
  • ‘A revelation!’ – BBC Good Food Magazine

And Naomi Cleaver, the Channel 4 & Sky Presenter said this after attending one of my courses:

‘We absolutely loved the course: fascinating and deeply therapeutic. Robin is a brilliant communicator.’

Naomi Cleaver

My public foraging courses attract students from all walks of life, from city dwellers, country lovers, botanists, herbalists, gardeners, horticulturists and naturalists.

And I have privately taught members of the armed forces, management teams at billion dollar tech companies and celebrity chefs.