Foraging for Edible Wild Weeds
How to identify, cook and enjoy them

By Gail Harland

Foraging for Edible Wild Weeds
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EPUB
Published: 17th September 2015
ISBN: 9780857843821
PDF, 192 pages
Published: 17th September 2015
ISBN: 9780857843838
Kindle
Published: 17th September 2015
ISBN: 9780857843845
Category: All Books, GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE, GREEN LIVING & SELF-SUFFICIENCY

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Foraging for Edible Wild Plants is a practical and attractive guide to the many edible varieties of wild plant. It will appeal to gardeners, botanists, cooks and foragers, and to anyone who wants to control weeds in eco-friendly ways.

Wild plants have many virtues. They are:

  • Valuable for wildlife and beneficial insects.
  • Good for the soil – helping the accumulation of trace elements and
  • Hosts for essential mycorrhizal fungi underground.

 The main part of the book provides full details of over 50 edible species, with

  • nutritional information
  • advice on how to cook them and numerous recipe suggestions,
  • fascinating historical facts
  • tips for non-culinary uses.

A delightful read: well organized, informative and easy to use, filling the gap between books on gardening and those on foraging. Highly recommended.
Fergus Drennan, professional forager and writer
A well written and enjoyable book.  Gail is passionate about her subject and has really done her research. Dave Hamilton - forager and co-author of The Self-Sufficientish Bible

Whether you think of them as wild plants or weeds, they are invaluable for wildlife and beneficial insects. They are good for the soil, acting as hosts for mycorrhizal fungi and accumulating trace elements. They also make interesting and unusual culinary ingredients.
Foraging for Edible Wild Plants is a practical and attractively illustrated guide, ideal for cooks, gardeners, botanists and foragers. It describes:
•    Over 50 edible species in detail
•    Cooking tips and recipes
•    Non-culinary uses
•    Environmentally friendly ways of controlling troublesome or unwanted weeds

Gail Harland is a nutritionist, a horticulturalist and author of several gardening books.

Introduction

PART 1: Know your weeds

1     The good, the bad and the ugly: Characteristics of weeds

2    Achievable weed control: A question of balance

3    A case of mistaken identity: Poisonous plants

PART 2: A bouquet of weeds (An A–Z of over 50 edible weed species)

Glossary

Notes

Bibliography

The Weeder's Digest is a delightful read, well organised, informative and easy to use, successfully filling the hungry gap between books on gardening and those on foraging with inspiring recipes, cooking tips and relevant words of caution for each plant profiled. A welcome and valuable addition to the library of any new or more experienced foragers, gardeners, cooks and weeders. Highly recommended.

- Fergus Drennan, Forager

The Weeders Digest is a very well written and enjoyable book.  Gail Harland is quite obviously passionate about her subject and clearly lives it. Small tit bits such as how Himalayan balsam can be used as an Indian preserve known as gulqand, which literally means sweet flowers indicate she has really done her research.  This book would be a welcome addition to the shelf of any forager.

- Dave Hamilton, author of The Self-Sufficientish Bible

Gail Harland has a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a practising dietitian. She also holds an RHS Diploma in Horticulture and is the author of several gardening books.



Publication Details:

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843821
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 192 pages
ISBN: 9780857843838
Format: PDF

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843845
Format: Kindle

BIC Code: WMPH, WMQN
BISAC Code:  GAR004080, GAR009000, GAR022000
Imprint: Green Books


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