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Welcome to Plant Essentials!
Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past. Discover how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds with nature's jewels such as rose hips, elderberries and mugwort. This sustainable and ethical art is also laced with fascinating folklore and steeped in history. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants, advice on what is available each season and how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the hedgerows. AUTHOR: Christine Iverson discovered a love of all things hedgerow after moving to a Sussex Downland village in 2001. She now runs folklore and foraging workshops at Tuppenny Barn Organics, and gives regular talks to local groups. SELLING POINT: This book will give you tips and advice on making the most of your local environment to soothe your ills, make tasty recipes and understand old folklore.