Hi, I'm Robin Harford, bestselling author and one of BBC Countryfile's top recommended foraging teachers.

My book Forage in Spring celebrates the top fifteen edible and medicinal wild plants found in March, April and May.

It’s a comprehensive exploration of their past and present uses as food and medicine.

An invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library. It provides plant-lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants.

Inside, you’ll discover the forgotten story of Alexanders, Brooklime, Cleavers (Goosegrass), Dandelion, Garlic Mustard, Ground Elder, Ground Ivy, Plantain, Primrose, Ramsons (Wild Garlic), Sea Beet, Sorrel, Sowthistle, Stinging Nettle and Violet.

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I love Forage in Spring, it's beautifully written and illustrated - and easy to understand. The inclusion of recipes is a really useful addition as well as the medicinal uses. Practical from all aspects, I am delighted with my purchase. Thank you for your dedicated work. - Lynn Smith

For over fifteen years, I have experimented with and explored the world of wild plants. Uncovering how our ancestors used 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.

I have written this book to help you rediscover our forgotten plant heritage. To learn how to use wild plants as food and medicine. Knowledge that was once common to everyone.

I hope you enjoy it.

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What really distinguishes your work for me is the degree of scholarship, the amazing photos and the wealth of information you provide. I also love the recipes. Nothing is more important than learning about plants, being able to identify them and understanding their culinary and medicinal characteristics. Thank you so much for everything you do. - Dr Lynne Friedli

I am very much enjoying Forage in Spring. There is so much knowledge to absorb and come back to again and again whilst being an entertaining read. The recipes are reassuringly simple. Now my visits to the greengrocer’s market stall and farm shop seem limited. – Rebecca Ayres

Whether your interests are culinary, botanical, herbalist or folkloric, there is plenty to feed your mind – and your stomach – in this charmingly written book. The plant-identifying drawings are clear and easy to use, even for a novice, and there will be much to enjoy in the imaginative recipes. – Katy Grech

There is so much juicy information packed into Forage in Spring from the all-important sustainable harvesting guidelines and safety notes to recipes and thoroughly researched historical and recent background. The information about the medicinal and nutritional benefits I find particularly useful. - Helen Smith

Thank you for a wonderful book. I am completely new to foraging so all the information in it is helpful. I really appreciate the thoroughness of your research, the attention to detail and the recipes. The medical aspect of using herbs is thought-provoking, and I realise how much of this information is just not readily available to the general public. I am a visual learner, and the photos give me more confidence to identify the plants correctly. So impressed with your knowledge, enthusiasm and willingness to share. – Lisa Arundale

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An Amazon bestseller with over 1,000 5-star ratings. Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland covers forty-eight plants. It includes multiple colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy.

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About Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a plant forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He is the author of the bestselling Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland.

He established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and his foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

Robin is the creator of eatweeds.co.uk, listed 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.

Robin occasionally appears on national and local radio and television. He has been featured in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Ecologist, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, etc.

He is a member of the Society of Economic Botany and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.