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cab



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bingo wrote:
You should write your own book Cab.


Its been my intention for years. I've lacked the kick up the arse I need to compile a whole random pile of jottings and pictures into a single volume though.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cab wrote:
bingo wrote:
You should write your own book Cab.


Its been my intention for years. I've lacked the kick up the arse I need to compile a whole random pile of jottings and pictures into a single volume though.


Definately do it, I think your perspective on plants and their uses would be fascinating in book form

woodsprite



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Great to hear from you Judy! I've been talking about you with my son, a bet your ears were burning .
I'll be downloading later today.

Fee



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've just downloaded it, we were only talking last night about how we need to get out and do some foraging, but we're both pretty clueless

Haven't had a look yet, cos I'm really busy and my PC is struggling under Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Firefox, Word and IMs as it is, without Acrobat too

But looks great from the images on your site! Thanks Might even print it out tonight and go for a little forage in the morning!

MarkS



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cab wrote:
bingo wrote:
You should write your own book Cab.


Its been my intention for years. I've lacked the kick up the arse I need to compile a whole random pile of jottings and pictures into a single volume though.


Just ask. I'm sure that there are some on here who would be delighted to help.

(please form an orderly queue - christians at the back)

Helen_A



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cab - want to pass a pile of stuff this way for editing... (oh, gord, former life coming back to haunt me..)

Judy - I think I spied you in a book yesterday...

Helen_A

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks everyone for your interest and comments. The three successful (when I get the download tech glitch sorted - only a problem with the free download) members are:
Snowball
Bingo
Jamanda
Hope the guide will be of use.
Quote:
Judy - I think I spied you in a book yesterday...

Helen - was that 'Off Grid Living' by Nick Rosen?

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ah, didn't realize Snowball was quick off the mark, since I see Snowball every so often and you very generously extended the offer to me, I think someone else should probably replace Snowball

ps) I still did not get a link

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

jema - it did occur to me after I sent the link that you share the same home. I did let someone else have a copy anyway. You should have the link now, I sorted the problem - a little oversight on my part when copying the email addy

Helen_A



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Quote:

Helen - was that 'Off Grid Living' by Nick Rosen?


Yes - a copy, um, found its way into my basket (along with The Glorious Book for Girls)... I'm not suposed to be buying books atm, but I couldn't pass up on one that had so many familiar names in it...



Helen_A

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Helen_A wrote:
Yes - a copy, um, found its way into my basket (along with The Glorious Book for Girls)... I'm not suposed to be buying books atm, but I couldn't pass up on one that had so many familiar names in it...



Helen_A


It is indeed a small world!

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 07 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hi Judy (otw)

Welcome back again. We'd been wondering where you'd been hiding. How applicable would your book be to folk residing in France, Europe, ROTW? Is it mainly UK based foraging?

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 07 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hi Simon, thanks for 'welcome back'.
The cards are, in their present version, UK orientated, but that is mostly related to the calendar, which is only a rough guide anyway, as there are regional variations even within the UK and climatic quirks. Names are the other main difference. But to accomodate as wide a region as possible, the list of 360-ish plants are listed with the botanical name first, and there is an English common name to Latin conversion list. The list, which you can download free in A4 format, does not give details on when the plants can be harvested, thoguh it will tell you other essential info like part used, whether it needs cooking and any caution note. Timing and more is given for 52 plants, many weeds or very common plants, and mostly plants which grow almost throughout the temperate northern hemisphere. I am planning a US version, but meanwhile anyone from the US can use the free US lists on my site (English - Latin) to get the name used in the UK version. Anyone with a fieldguide in any language can also get the botanical name to look up the plant for basic information, or get the English name to find it amongst the 52 plants described in detail. I compiled the US list from plants contained in the USDA database of plants growing in the US, but only those which also grow in the UK (almost all the plants on the UK list, actually). I have also used a Herbal book, originally written in France and one in Germany, and found many of the plants growing in all countries. Die difference is more likely to be of omission, i.e. there will be plants growing in France or elsewhere, which are not on the UK list, as they don't grow in this country. Still, the overlap is considerable.

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 07 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judyofthewoods wrote:
Still, the overlap is considerable.


Thanks Judy

The 'overlap' is what I was questioning rather than the terminology. I'm sure that most people making the effort to forage in the first place will be happy to extend the effort to knowing (or having at their disposal) the botanical references.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 09 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

printing it now

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