In Letting in the Wild Edges, Glennie Kindred encourages us to celebrate the bounties of nature and reconnect with the Earth. Season by season we are given tips for foraging wild foods, learn how to grow edible and native plants in our gardens and are given recipes for making simple medicines from our finds.
By letting wild native plants in to our lives and gardens, Glennie helps us to trust and listen to our intuition and expand our many senses. Glennie will help readers to explore a greate awareness of our heart's intelligence, and to increase our communications with trees and plants for our own healing and the co-creative healing of the Earth. Letting in the Wild Edges is both a practical and optimistic book for a more creative, self-reliant future.
Glennie Kindred is one of the UK's leading authorities on the earth traditions and the author of nine books. She lives in Derbyshire and delivers a wide selection of popular workshops and talks.
"There is so much in this beautifully illustrated book: walking ideas, gardening and foraging inspiration, ways to use native herbs and plants as food and medicine, and chapters on the cycles of seasons and festivals and how we can celebrate them. Kindred is evangelical about encouraging us all to benefit from the outdoors and allow the seasonal cycles of incubation and regeneration to be reflected in our own lives and she points out how it can contribute to inner resilience, holistic health and healing. Letting in the Wild Edges is a challenge for us all to let go a little, to try walking barefoot in the grass, engage with the Earth and reflect on how this changes our world perspective."
– Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine
"Glennie guides the reader into new ways of connecting with the earth, following a seasonal path. Each season we are given tips for foraging, growing, and recipes for both food and heating. By letting wild native edges into our lives, we can become truly self-reliant and lead a more sustainable and fulfilled way of life."
– Pagan Dawn, magazine, UK
"Glennie is incredibly skilled at taking old knowledge and imaginatively applying it to our present lives. Letting in the Wild Edges weaves and extends this knowledge to guide us along the spiritual, emotional and physical routes meandering the edge. There is a really useful plant reference guide of her favourite native (UK) plants; historical observations and how they influence the here and now; lots of ideas for practical activities, recipes for storing and using healing herbs; and of course many examples of mindfulness and spiritual connection practices. The book is for anyone who is at all interested in how we connect with our world and how exploring our wild edges can deepen this connection. I can't recommend it enough."
– Katie Shepherd, Permaculture magazine