Britain's Wild Harvest

Hew D.V. Prendergast and Helen Sanderson

Britain's Wild Harvest
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Hew D.V. Prendergast and Helen Sanderson

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

88 pages
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781842460726 Published January 2004 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
At the start of the 21st century Britain's wild plants and fungi still play a role in our economy. This book, the first of its kind, explains which species are used, where they are gathered, and how they are processed for the marketplace. Fully illustrated, the book shows that Britain's wild harvest is truly a mix of the old and the new; it explores the size and sustainability of the trade in our native plants, and addresses the conservation issues raised.
Amongst the topics covered are the marsh samphire gatherers of Norfolk, the moss collectors of Aberystwyth, seaweed harvesters in Scotland, and woodlanders and woodland crafts.
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