Eatweeds Foraging Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland

Hey there, I’m Robin Harford. I established Eatweeds and my wild food foraging school in 2008.

BBC Countryfile lists my foraging courses at the top of their best foraging courses in the uk.

I’m the author of the bestselling edible and medicinal wild plants of Britain and Ireland.

Click here for my articles, audio essays, directory of plants, plant identification, poisonous plants, podcast, recipes, videos and what’s in season.

Michelin chef Richard Corrigen recommended this site for inclusion in The Times Top 50 Websites For Food and Drink.

I have travelled extensively, documenting and recording wild food plants’ traditional and local uses in indigenous cultures.

My work has taken me to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.

Occasionally I appear on national and local radio and television.

I have been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, etc.

And I am a member of the Society for Ethnobotany, The Herb Society, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

The way of the forager

Foraging is an ancient art—a slow and graceful way to feed and sustain ourselves—a deep journey into self.

Foraging is a gentle way to come to our senses. A way to experience the world and the plant kingdom through new eyes.

A wondrous journey into the beauty, mystery and awe of the natural world, that comes by walking the green path.

Nothing is more fulfilling than wandering around, picking a bit here and there.

Then return home and prepare scrumptious food for loved ones and friends.

I have spent countless hours pouring over arcane books and thousands of scientific papers to dig out the unique ways our ancestors used wild food plants and edible ornamental plants.

I travel a fair bit and hang out with traditional cultures (often on the brink of extinction).

This allows me to report to you the worldview these peaceful cultures live through and their deep, intimate relationship with plants.

Ways of living with nature that we need to pay attention to if we are to return to a healthy balance with the earth.

I am excited to share my knowledge with you.

Happy gathering,