- Full colour photos and botanical illustrations
- Detailed edibility and medicinal notes on our favourite 20 weeds, plus another 14 short weed profiles
- Delicious and easy recipes
- Remarkable tales from history and folklore!
This handbook is the essential text for both novice and experienced wild food foragers. The guidelines, excellent ID photos and choice of most useful and common species will give the novice confidence while the facts and recipes will extend all but the most advanced weed aficionados. For the gardener tired of joyless weeding Adam and Annie open our eyes to the fact that the problem can indeed be the solution. ~ David Holmgren
In other words, if you eat, then this book is a must-have companion. ~ Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia
The most entertaining read about weeds I could ever have imagined. ~ Larissa Dubecki, author of Prick with a Fork (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
It’s a little like uncovering gold beneath a tarnished, uninspiring surface, and this book is your metal detector, leading you to the goodies. ~ Frankie Magazine
Weed Forager’s chapters include:
- Appreciating Weeds
- Top-20 Edible and Medicinal Weeds
- Other Weeds
- Weedy Recipes
- Weeds in the Garden
175mm x 130mm flexicover, 166 pages. ISBN 9781864471212
Photos used on this page are sourced from the amazing collection of the top 20 edible weeds taken by the authors.
Annie Raser-Rowland is a horticulturalist and writer, and works at CERES nursery in Melbourne, giving people advice on how to grow lots of tomatoes. She is the co-author (with Adam Grubb) of The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia (Hyland House, 2012), which has sold over 20,000 copies and The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More. Their weekly spending, on everything except housing, was less than a quarter of the Australian average.
Adam Grubb runs an urban permaculture design and education business called Very Edible Gardens, co-hosts RRR radio’s Greening the Apocalypse, and also co-founded EnergyBulletin.net (now Resilience.org) and the Permablitz movement. He is the co-author (with Annie Raser-Rowland) of The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia and The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More.