Ipso-phyto has been born to provide a range of tools for self reliance based around plants and the foods and medicines they provide.
We are dedicated to bringing you up-to-date plant related information, specialising in medicinal plants and embracing the ancient adage “let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food”.
With the dawning of the peak oil era, complete with its range of far reaching effects including food scarcity and security issues, we are endeavouring to highlight a number of ways that we can increase our self-reliance, whether this is from growing foods, or sustainably wild harvesting the vast array of useful plant species found in Britain.
We will try and help in a number of ways... by regularly publishing information, both on line and in hard copies, about all things plant based, as well as offering a range of foraging walks and courses throughout Britain. This is very much an ongoing project and as such this site is still under construction, as you will notice!
The plant galleries are to be continually uploaded, bringing you a photographic, if not chronological account of our travels round the British Isles from 2011.
We openly admit to only really beginning our plant journeys and are seeking collaborations to enable us to provide up-to-date and informative content.
Enjoy your visit and let us know what you think and/or what you would like to see!