The Hedgerow Handbook; Recipes, Remedies and Rituals
If there's one distinctive feature of the British countryside, it has to be the hedgerow, such an established part of our landscape that sometimes we take them for granted. Take a closer look, and the diversity and variety of plant species that form them is little short of wondrous.
And it is not only plant life that thrives in abundance in the hedgerow; native wild animals, birds and insects are protected and nourished by them. We know that at least 65 species of birds live in our hedgerows and that hedgerows are crucial to the survival of moths, bats and dormice.
Hedgerows can provide a great fund of fresh, wild food for us, too, and this is partly what this book is about. The author reintroduces the wild and natural hedgerow ingredients that our grandmothers used on a regular basis, but gives them a fresh and contemporary twist.