Every day, we walk past ornamental plants growing in our gardens in city parks or along urban streets.
Since the dawn of time, humans have used plants for food, medicine, shelter, clothing, tools, dyes, and many other practical purposes
They tickle our hearts with beauty and fill our souls with mystery and awe.
Over the past few years, I’ve been researching, writing about and exploring these quiet edible ornamentals of temperate climates.
This website and my Travels With Plants newsletter are the result.
Subscribe today, using the form below, and join me on this extraordinary journey.
Who Am I?
I’m Robin Harford, creator of the Eatweeds wild food foraging school set up in 2008. BBC Countryfile lists my foraging courses at the top of their ‘Best foraging courses in the UK’.’
Michelin chef Richard Corrigen recommended my other website, eatweeds.co.uk, for inclusion in The Times Top 50 Websites For Food and Drink.
I travel extensively, documenting and recording the cultural uses of food plants. My work has taken me to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.
Occasionally, you find me on national and local television or the radio.
BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, and The Daily Telegraph have recommended my work.
I am a member of the Society for Ethnobotany, the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland and the Herb Society.