Hi, I’m Robin Harford, bestselling author of Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland.
I started my wild food foraging school in 2008, and my foraging courses are listed at the top of BBC Countryfile’s ‘Best foraging courses in the UK’.
It’s my job to help you become a safe, confident and knowledgeable forager.
For over twenty years, I have experimented with and explored the world of wild edible and ornamental plants.
Uncovering how our ancestors used these plants to nourish and heal themselves.
I’ve spent countless hours digging through scientific papers and reading hundreds of books. I even went 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.
My Eatweeds members-only newsletter is considered an invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library.
And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild and ornamental plants.
Each month you receive:
- Practical uses of plants videos
- Videos on plant identification
- Short-form teaching videos
This month, members have received the following videos:
- How to identify Lesser Celandine
- How to identify Poison Hemlock
- Practical uses of Blackthorn (Sloe)
- New videos are added each week
In this members-only newsletter, I share my wealth of knowledge on the past and present uses of wild and ornamental food plants.
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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 creator of eatweeds.co.uk. Michelin chef Richard Corrigen recommended the site for inclusion in The Times Top 50 Websites For Food and Drink.
Robin 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.