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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

Paperback

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 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (10)
  • Deserves multiple readings (9)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Relevant (6)
  • Well written (6)

Cons

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  • Reference (9)
  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (4), Casual reader (4), Everyday reader (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Humorous, informative, effortless read - what's not to like!

Very easy informative read, which can be read cover to cover, little bit everyday or whenever you need to look up a weed specie. Just like the authors former novel: The Art of...Read complete review

Very easy informative read, which can be read cover to cover, little bit everyday or whenever you need to look up a weed specie. Just like the authors former novel: The Art of Frugal Hedonism, they effortlessly combine humour, history and valuable facts and information with their own personal anecdotes. I loved that it provided information related to Melbourne as well as the rest of Australia. Detailed photos and drawings of the weed species. Bottom line - excellent read, although did enjoy their first novel even more!

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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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5.0

Great little book.

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from Coffs Harbour

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

    Must have book if you are into bush tucker.

     
    4.0

    Humorous, informative, effortless read - what's not to like!

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    from Melbourne, Australia

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Lot's more weed species out there

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about The Weed Forager's Handbook:

    Very easy informative read, which can be read cover to cover, little bit everyday or whenever you need to look up a weed specie. Just like the authors former novel: The Art of Frugal Hedonism, they effortlessly combine humour, history and valuable facts and information with their own personal anecdotes. I loved that it provided information related to Melbourne as well as the rest of Australia. Detailed photos and drawings of the weed species. Bottom line - excellent read, although did enjoy their first novel even more!

     
    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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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
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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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              • Deserves Multiple Readings

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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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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Understand
                • Informative
                • Relevant
                • Well Written

                Cons

                • Disappointing

                Best Uses

                • 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.

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