If you're anything like me, do you walk through the lanes, pathways and woods and see the lush green growth that nature has provided, and wonder what plants you can eat or might be useful in some other way? The answer comes in the form of this handy and inexpensive downloadable guide that you can print yourself - The Handy Foraging Companion and Hedgerow Herbal from 'Judy of the Woods'.
This latest version of The Handy Foraging Companion And Hedgerow Herbal comes in a portable post card size. The downloadable and easy to print feature-laden guide contains a list of over 350 edible plants in a handy format, as well as detailed illustrated profiles on over 50 common edible plants of Britain and Northern Europe.
I purchased the previous version of this guide about 9 months ago and can confirm that it is totally packed full of useful information. The only gripe I had was that printing it double-sided took a little bit of working out, but the current version is designed as postcard-sized and single-sided - so much easier. -MartinWhether you forage on a leisurely weekend walk, want to know if that weed in the garden has some use, or want to prepare for a potential survival situation, this guide is one of the handiest reference books on foraging. It is designed for quick access to all the essential information you want at your fingertips. No more wading through long text to find the facts you are looking for.
This unique, compact guide packs a lot of information into a small space:
- list of over 350 plants with basic information on edible parts (colour coded for quick reference), how to consume, and caution notes
- an illustrated directory of over 50 plants with guide to identification, culinary, medicinal and other uses
- month by month chart to check availability of those plants featured in the directory
- stay safe with caution notes including warning features to look out for
- glossary of medicinal terms with brief list of wild plants, which may be used for home treatment or first aid in the wild
- general information on plant parts, collecting and preparation, including a way to extract protein from grass and other leaves (indispensable for extreme survival situations)
- key to colour coding and other information for quick reference
- find plants by botanical or English name