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BRITAINS WILD HARVEST
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BRITAINS WILD HARVEST
Hew D.V. Prendergast and Helen Sanderson
2004 p/b
At the start of the 21st centuary, Britain's wild plants still play a role in our economy. This book, which appears to be the only one on this subject, explains the different species which can be used, where they are gathered and how they are processed for the marketplace.
Chapters include food and drink, crafts and construction, managing the land and healthcare. The authors tour Britain to meet seaweed harvesters in Argyll, marsh samphire gatherers in Norfolk, basket makers in Gloucestershire and woodlanders who all around Britain are making charcoal, hurdles and developing ancient crafts for a modern world, to name but a few.
It also explores the size and sustainability of the trade in our native plants and fungi, and addresses the conservation issues that some of them raise.
It gives a fascinating and unusual glimpse of our countryside and of those who earn a living from our wild species. Lovely colour photographs throughout this book which is published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
86pp
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