Forage in Autumn: The Food and Medicine of Britain’s Wild Plants
This unique book is an immersive experience into the delights of foraging in Autumn, written by one of Britain's most respected foragers.
Forage In Autumn celebrates the top fifteen edible and medicinal wild plants found in September, October and November. 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, providing plant-lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants.
Inside, you’ll discover the forgotten story of Beech, Blackthorn (Sloe), Crab Apple, Dog Rose (Rosehip), Guelder Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Horseradish, Oak, Rowan, Sea Buckthorn, Strawberry Tree, Sweet Chestnut, Wild Service Tree and Wood Avens.
Plants have stories that reconnect us to the Land and the rest of Nature. As society becomes ever more disconnected, a revivalist movement is flourishing like a rhizome. This ancient path of the forager reconnects us to the vital, to wildness and what is, in effect, the very pulse of life itself.
One of the most direct ways to experience this is to consume this wildness. Take it into our bodies, where like a sleeper agent, it lies dormant until you have eaten enough to change the structure of your blood, thereby changing your brain and how you relate to the more-than-human world.
For it is this simple act. The act of taking wild food and medicine into our body, that in time becomes so transformative.
Forage In Autumn is not a harking back to some naive, romantic vision of how we might once have lived. Instead, these plants' stories are a way to help you sense into the future and understand our ecological function (as a species) within the world.
|A5 (14.8 x 21 cm)