I thought I’d share with you some books I plan to read this year! As I’ve started the first one I’ll give you some information about it.
The Cabaret of Plants – Botany and the imagination by Richard Mabey. The author of the well known and legendary, Food for free writes this hardcore botanical book about the wonders of plants. What I found particularly interesting was the section on Samphire which he calls ‘the Vegetable Mudfish’. It’s more botanical than foraging based and gives interesting accounts of historical perceptions of plants throughout the ages. We can see that we have come a long way… in some respects. You can find this book in the Stirling Library.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
The Sensory Herbal Handbook: Connect with the Medicinal Power of Your Local Plants by Fiona Heckels, Karen Lawton and Belle Benfield.