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The Weed Forager's Handbook : A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia - Adam Grubb

The Weed Forager's Handbook

A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia

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Published: 1st May 2013
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Step into the world of our least admired botanical companions. Peel back the layers of prejudice and discover the finer side of the plants we call weeds. An astonishing number are either edible or medicinal, and have deep and sometimes bizarre connections to human history.

With chapters on:

  • Appreciating Weeds
  • Top-20 Edible and Medicinal Weeds
  • Other Weeds
  • Weedy Recipes
  • Weeds in the Garden
  • Resources

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The Weed Forager's Handbook
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Informative (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Relevant (6)
  • Well written (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must have book

This book is very useful in helping me to sustainably improve my garden enviroment, as well as adding new and nutritionally superior wild foods to my table

This book is very useful in helping me to sustainably improve my garden enviroment, as well as adding new and nutritionally superior wild foods to my table

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Handy first reference.

Like all printed identification guides, photos only give a rough idea of the actual plants. Get it wrong and you could end up sick or dead. You would need to be shown,...Read complete review

Like all printed identification guides, photos only give a rough idea of the actual plants. Get it wrong and you could end up sick or dead. You would need to be shown, live, by an expert. The writers run tours in Melbourne.

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4.0

I am glad I bought this book.

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from Warwick, Qld. Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • needed to include more weeds

Best Uses

    Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

    I take this book out in the garden with me, and use the beautifully done colour photos to identify my weeds. I also marks the weeds in the book that I want to go looking for in the parks.

     
    4.0

    Good basic book on weeds to eat in Oz

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    from NSW South Coast

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      Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

      easy to read and good photos. Ate purslane, with no ill effects, out of the garden. Good basic book to give you basic background on what you can eat etc. Would buy again

       
      4.0

      Very nifty little guide

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      from Brisbane

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        Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

        Fantastic, easy to read guide to weed foraging. This guide will give readers a new lease on the term 'weed' and help them look at weeds in a whole new light.

         
        5.0

        great book with lots of interesting information and pictues

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        from brisbane

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          Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

          lots of easy to following information about weeds and what you can do with them

           
          5.0

          Free Food!!

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          from Sydney, Au.

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            Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

            Great book, I have been looking for something like this to identify weeds in my garden & local area. I make smoothies everyday & wanted extra greens. What better than free greens? Very informative book & great reference for the future.

             
            5.0

            Good value

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            from Tasmania

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              Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

              Everyone should have a copy

               
              4.0

              Enjoy your weeds

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              from Sydney, AU

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              Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

              A friend lent me this. I wanted more of this book so I bought it.
              Finally a positive book about some of the plants that grow around us. It's fascinating and witty and has some tasty ways to use some very familiar plants. We've tried most and some have become regulars in our kitchen.
              This is not how to hate weeds but how to enjoy them instead. Nice.

               
              3.0

              Rather limited.

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              from Atherton Tablelands, Qld, AU

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
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              Cons

              • Disappointing

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              • Handy For Weed Id

              Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

              Well illustrated, makes weed ID easy. Handy pocket size. I found it covered very few weeds, and only common ones.

               
              4.0

              Very informative

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              from Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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                Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

                This is a very useful book to help extend plant knowledge and to identify useful weeds. Some are excellent to use in Green Juices.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A must have book

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                from Toormina NSW

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                  This book is very useful in helping me to sustainably improve my garden enviroment, as well as adding new and nutritionally superior wild foods to my table

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                  ISBN: 9781864471212
                  ISBN-10: 1864471212
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 166
                  Published: 1st May 2013
                  Country of Publication: AU
                  Dimensions (cm): 16.6 x 17.5  x 1.39
                  Weight (kg): 0.25