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Self-sufficiency Foraging Paperback – 5 May 2011

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (5 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847737722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847737724
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Squire has a lifetime's experience with plants, both cultivated and native types. He studied botany and gardening at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Surrey. Throughout his gardening and journalistic careers, David has written more than 80 books on plants and gardening. He also has a wide interest in the uses of native plants, whether for eating and survival, or for their historical roles in medicine, folklore and customs.

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. D. Roach on 20 July 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a good book for all those new to foraging and for the more experienced. It covers 7 areas, edible wild plants, popular wayside kitchen herbs, wild fruits, wild nuts, mushrooms, truffles and other edible fungi, seaweeds and shellfish.
With good illustrations and descriptions to help identify each food. It also tells you where to find it, what time of year is best and also how to use it. Great book. worth the money.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Nelly on 30 July 2012
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Self-Sufficiency Foraging
The book is a little haphazard in how it presents the information. The illustrations, whilst well done, are not really enough to act as a positive guide. There is not enough guidance in the Mushroom section to avoid potentially lethal mistakes. It has the feel of a book that has been thrown together and could do with a good edit and re-format.
The River Cottage Guides are a better bet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By georgina on 12 Mar. 2012
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A great little book to keep in your pocket when out and about foraging for free food, whether in the countryside or by the coast.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jpr on 7 Mar. 2012
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The book was ok but didnt really cover many things and wasnt really much use! Much better books on the market , for a lot less money ie: food for free! Wouldnt buy this book again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hanna on 8 April 2014
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I love the vintage pictures of this series - the book is not really a practical guide to foraging though, probably because of the scope (thin book = small descriptions) and the pictures, ironically. Photos would be much more descriptive and helpful in this case.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Muzzy on 29 Jan. 2015
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It's ok as a sort of older children's basic book, for looking at the drawn pictures only to see what you recognise and get a few facts about what you can eat that is growing around you, however I would not use this book if I wanted to actually get out there and eat what I picked as it does not warn you about poisonous berries and some plants leaves also that have similar looking toxic lookalikes, it does mention a few mushrooms that have similar looking toxic ones, but gives the name only.

It's on the same level as a tea towel with drawings for identifying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pete on 9 Oct. 2012
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could do with a bit more content, but there's enough info to get you going. im sure there are other books out there, but the cost represents good value foe money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Disappointed on 29 Dec. 2012
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This is a great little book, but doesn't go deep enough into the subjects for me, but still a good read.
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