The Wilderness Cure by Mo Wilde

“Foraging is one of the last wild acts against the concrete world”, this statement had me hooked as a keen forager myself.

I find both joy and peace in being outside throughout the seasons, harvesting and making not only medicine but food to enrich our lives.

To spend a year on only foraged food is a big ask, and I know I couldn’t do, as without the knowledge the author has, we readers may fail.

Mo is a professional forager and teaching others in her native Scotland.

There was a lot of fungi eaten which is not something I would have confidence in, but other aspects, captured my imagination.

The motivation and challenges take the reader with her, starting in winter, which for me reading in summer, felt odd so after a few chapters, I leapt forward into summer then finished with winter.

Each chapter has a quote, that resonates with me, this book is beautifully written with humour and reflection throughout.

The book inspires and reminds us just how separate many of us are from the reality of our environment. Ancient wisdom is worth reconnecting with, as the way we have lived in this world and the world is changing, our loss is great, we need to get back to basics which is important for all life on earth.

This book may change your life and certainly will make you think twice about going food shopping.


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