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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
ISBN: 9781864471212
Number Of Pages: 166

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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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An adorable pocket book of knowledge.

4

I really liked this book. It is breif yet inormative. However the ONLY downside was the section on recipes. I dont really care about your hippy recipe for "kale infused seed and weed salad'. The book was too short and alot of the writing about how the weeds taste and best ways to cook them where a waste of space. There was not much on the medicinal qualities of foraged weeds and i would have liked a section on edible fungi. HAVING SAID THAT, i still enjoyed the breif look at the most common edible weeds and i dont regret buying it or reading it. You can get through the entire book on one crowded commute to work and by the end of it spot enough edible weeds at the next platform for a three course meal, so i guess its still a valuable book. I give it 4 slightly trodden on edible weeds out of 5.

Melbourne

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Must have for collection

5

Great little book

Sunshine Coast. Qld

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The perfect guide to safe, urban edible weed foraging.

5

Because of it's size this book is really convenient to take bush walking and camping.

Canberra

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Great that this is actually an Australian book.

4

I've not had time yet to do more than a quick flip. It certainly looks easy to read with an interesting history and uses for each plant which is easily identified by the great photos.

Horsham

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Very helpful

4

This book is so helpful in the garden! We have a lot of weeds that are actually edible, which surprised me! One of my friends recommended it, as we were camping and she was giving us a bit of education on a weed. Anyway, I'm happy with my purchase. I do think I need to find a book on 'search and destroy' for weeds though, so I can reference both and be a little more confident with the identification process. Also I was happy with services provided by Booktopia.

Ipswich

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Very informative

4

Very enlightening read about how nutritious common weeds can be. My only complaint is that it covers a small handful of weeds and I would've liked to learn about more, as there are many that grow near me and aren't listed as edible or inedible. The inedible section is also quite short. Each weed has quite a lot of explanation and information, so it is very useful for those weeds included. There are some recipes as well but my main interest is in finding out what's edible and what isn't. Although it's called a "handbook" it's not a field guide, just a list of weeds, one after the other, with information like their nutritional benefits and whether any special preparation is required before eating them (e.g. some need to be boiled first).

Brisbane, Australia

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An excellent companion for foragers

4

This a fantastic resource for those wishing to forage for edible plants in Australia. As a horticulturalist I can vouch that it is well researched, engaging and reliable. Importantly, the pictures are clear and it is genuinely a handbook - small enough to fit in your bag (I take it almost everywhere with me at the moment!). A must for those who want to supplement their diet with free healthy greens.

Sydney Australia

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Great beginner field guide.

5

I found this little book really informative. It is a great beginner's guide for getting to know the tresures in your own garden.

Ipswich

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Essential reference

5

Great reference. Made me rethink pulling up my garden weeds.

Tasmania

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Excellent little book.

5

Great little reference book. Good size to carry in the field.

Ozz

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The Weed Forager's Handbook

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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 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25

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