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Growing, Foraging and Gathering Food -

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Related booklists: Sustainability & Self-Sufficiency, Gardening, Allotments, Baking and Cooking, Local Shopping and Food, Gardening in the City or in Small Spaces,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 25 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Forager
    The Forager's Calendar : A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests - by John Wright

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781781256220 | ISBN 10: 1781256225

    Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species that you can take home and eat. From dandelions in spring to sloe berries in autumn, via wild garlic, samphire, chanterel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food by John Lewis-Stempel
    The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food - by John Lewis-Stempel

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784162382 | ISBN 10: 1784162388

    The Wild Life is John Lewis-Stempel's account of twelve months eating only food shot, caught or foraged from the fields, hedges, and brooks of his forty-acre farm. Nothing from a shop and nothing raised from agriculture. Could it even be done?   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Fruit by Alan Buckingham
    Grow Fruit - by Alan Buckingham

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241239117 | ISBN 10: 0241239117

    Need a better supply of organic or uncommon fruit? With Grow Fruit you can grow your own.  From ripe berries bursting with juice, to prickly pears, apples and cherries, it's easy to grow your own fruit no matter what space you have. Follow de ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Vegetables by Alan Buckingham
    Grow Vegetables - by Alan Buckingham

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241239100 | ISBN 10: 0241239109

    Where do you get your organic or obscure vegetables from? With Grow Vegetables you need only go as far as the garden.   From juicy tomatoes and crunchy celery, to swedes, turnips and carrots, it's easy to grow your own vegetables no matter wha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy by Tiffany Francis
    Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy - by Tiffany Francis

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472941206 | ISBN 10: 1472941209

    When you know where to look, each season Nature provides a generous spread of tasty treats ripe for the picking. Foraging can be an adventure for the entire family, and Food You Can Forage is packed with photos, illustrations and useful information t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet by Naomi Schillinger
    Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet - by Naomi Schillinger

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241180013 | ISBN 10: 0241180015

    Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet innovative guide to maximizing even the smallest of gardening space so you can grow delicious fruit and vegetables, in abundance, at home. This must-have manual showcases a multitude of plots and inspirationa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vegetable Gardener
    The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem - by Christopher Shein

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781604692709 | ISBN 10: 1604692707

    Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Veg Street: Grow Your Own Community by Naomi Schillinger
    Veg Street: Grow Your Own Community - by Naomi Schillinger

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780721125 | ISBN 10: 1780721129

    This book celebrates the fact that anyone can ‘grow your own’ and that through veg growing you can meet your neighbours and grow your own community too.  A few years ago, Naomi Schillinger got together with her neighbours to start a community g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fruit Tree Handbook by Ben Pike
    The Fruit Tree Handbook - by Ben Pike

    £16.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781900322744 | ISBN 10: 1900322749

    The Fruit Tree Handbook is a clear, practical guide for both amateur and expert. It explains all you need to know in order to grow delicious fruit, from designing your orchard and planting your trees to harvesting your produce.   Apples, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food from the Wild by Ian Burrows
    Food from the Wild - by Ian Burrows

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781780090672 | ISBN 10: 1780090676

    The fields, woods, hedgerows, coasts, gardens and even wastelands of Britain and northern Europe are home to an abundant supply of edible plants that are good to eat raw, cook as a meal in themselves or use as culinary ingredients in a variety of dis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Self-Sufficiency: Grow Your Own by Ian Cooke
    Self-Sufficiency: Grow Your Own - by Ian Cooke

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847737748 | ISBN 10: 1847737749

    A simple and systematic guide to growing a selection of the tastiest fruit and vegetables.  The aim of the book is to start you off with some easy-to-grow produce such as carrots, onions, radishes, tomatoes and strawberries. Once you hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut: Cooking, Storing, Freezing, Drying & Preserving Your Garden by Jackie Sherman
    Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut: Cooking, Storing, Freezing, Drying & Preserving Your Garden - by Jackie Sherman

    £12.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781900322966 | ISBN 10: 190032296x

    Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut is the answer to the perennial problem of an over-abundance of wonderful fruit and vegetables. From courgettes to spinach or tomatoes to blackcurrants, most gardeners will recognise the sinking feeling that creep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the City by Sonia Day, photography by Barrie Murdock
    Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the City - by Sonia Day, photography by Barrie Murdock

    £9.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781554076246 | ISBN 10: 1554076242

    Turn an urban yard or balcony into your personal vegetable farm.   Vegetable gardening is back! Concern about the environment and the desire to eat food unpolluted by chemicals, to buy local and to be thrifty are some of the reasons. Urbanites ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Your Food for Free (Well Almost) by Dave Hamilton
    Grow Your Food for Free (Well Almost) - by Dave Hamilton

    £14.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781900322898 | ISBN 10: 1900322897

    Don’t like spending money in garden centres? Think you can make it yourself for a fraction of the price or find a cheaper option? Dave Hamilton shows you how. By recycling and reusing materials creatively and making the most of what you have, you can ... more

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  • Cover image of book Community Orchards Handbook (2nd Revised edition) by Sue Clifford and Angela King
    Community Orchards Handbook (2nd Revised edition) - by Sue Clifford and Angela King

    £7.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781900322928 | ISBN 10: 1900322927

    "The idea of Community Orchards is so good, so obviously right, that I think it’s fair to describe itas vital. It will bring so much benefit to so many, in such an upbeat and positive way. I can’t wait to see it happen more and more widely. Congratul ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Essential Guide to Back Garden Self-Sufficiency by Edited by Careen Madigan
    The Essential Guide to Back Garden Self-Sufficiency - by Edited by Careen Madigan

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604691030 | ISBN 10: 1604691034

    Nothing tastes better than homegrown produce and there's nowhere better to grow it than your own back garden. Whether you're interested in a small patch of gourmet asparagus and strawberries, a few eggs to make your own omelettes or full-scale self-s ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Grow Organic Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers by Christine and Michael Lavelle
    How to Grow Organic Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers - by Christine and Michael Lavelle

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844764884 | ISBN 10: 1844764885

    This book is an indispensable guide using organic methods to create flourishing ornamental and wildlife gardens. There is also a vital section on kitchen gardening that reflects our growing interest in eating and producing fresh, healthy and chemical ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food Not Lawns: How to turn your yard into a garden and your neighbourhood into a community by H.C. Flores
    Food Not Lawns: How to turn your yard into a garden and your neighbourhood into a community - by H.C. Flores

    £20.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781933392073 | ISBN 10: 193339207x

    Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution - it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt."Food Not Lawns is radical, subversive, and seeded throughout with treasures that will sprout into savoury, beautiful flowers. Don't just buy this book: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom. by Andy Letcher
    Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom. - by Andy Letcher

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571227716 | ISBN 10: 0571227716

    Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? Was ‘Alice in Wonderland’ a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy?  Much stranger than the fictions it has inspired, the world of the ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food For Free by Richard Mabey
    Food For Free - by Richard Mabey

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007247684 | ISBN 10: 0007247680

    The original Food For Free was first published in 1972. A guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered in the wild in Britain, it explores the history and folklore of the foods as well as explaining how we identify them and the best ways to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants by Penny Woodward & Pam Vardy
    Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants - by Penny Woodward & Pam Vardy

    £21.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781864470963 | ISBN 10: 1864470968

    Revel in the richness and diversity of these inner-city community gardens, and let the people who use them be your guides to: the many fascinating and unusual edible plants they grow and use their stories, touching on the events that brought thes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Vegetables by Pauline Pears
    Grow Vegetables - by Pauline Pears

    £3.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904601050 | ISBN 10: 1904601057

    As concerns increase about food, more and more people are turning to growing at least some of their own vegetables. And there is nothing more satisfying or tasty than your own crop brought from the garden to the table in a matter of hours.  But ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food For Free (Collins Gem Edition) by Richard Mabey
    Food For Free (Collins Gem Edition) - by Richard Mabey

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007183036 | ISBN 10: 0007183038

    Richard Mabey's masterpiece in a handy backpack size. A guide to over 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish - all beautifully illustrated. Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte
    Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening - by Louise Riotte

    £9.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781580170277 | ISBN 10: 1580170277

    First published in 1975, this classic companion planting guide has taught a generation of gardeners how to use plants' natural partnerships to produce bigger and better harvests. For more on companion planting, see: Roses Love Garlic: Companion ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth
    Seed to Seed - by Suzanne Ashworth

    £15.95   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780961397777 | ISBN 10: 0961397772

    Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide for 160 vegetable crops, with detailed information on each vegetable: botanical classification, flower structure and pollination method, isolation distances, caging and hand-pollination techniques, and pr ... more

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