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


My book Forage in Summer celebrates the top fifteen edible and medicinal wild plants found in June, July and August.


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 Bramble (Blackberry), Burdock, Chickweed, Elder, Fat Hen, Glasswort (Samphire), Lime (Linden), Mallow, Meadowsweet, Mugwort, Oxeye Daisy, Rosebay Willowherb, Sea Aster, Selfheal and Yarrow.


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Vital for foragers. An excellent guide for both novices and ancient experienced foragers like me. Heartily recommended. – BW Consultancy

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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It is always a pleasure to read any of Robin Harford’s books. They are always very informative and entertaining. This book is no exception. This book covers the most useful wild plants and their culinary and medical usage. – Eric C. Packham

An excellent reference book about wild food foraging. Thank you, Robin Harford, for being inspirational! It is very accessible in style. – Teresa

Even if you think you are pretty good at foraging, there will be something for you to learn here. Written by a real expert, sharing knowledge, tips and stories: it’s a lovely read. – PenGirl

I really like the way the fifteen plants in this book are partitioned into helpful chapters: intro, food and medicine. There has undoubtedly been a great deal of research undertaken in the making of this book. Highly recommended. – DJ Norwood

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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.