GENERAL FORAGING

Foraging Video: Pennywort and Why Children are Good Foragers

Foraging Video: Pennywort and Why Children are Good Foragers

A 3 minute video about munching and tasting while walking and foraging in Cornwall, why children are good foragers and how it is not rocket science (plus some safety advice!). Interview and video by Cameron Hanson.

How I got into Foraging

How I got into Foraging

Despite being brought up in the city, my early memories are of nature; sitting in a field and talking an imaginary language, going down to see the ‘catkins’ on the tree at the bottom of the garden, and picking armfuls of bluebells to take back […]

1st Foraging Book for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

1st Foraging Book for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

  Lapping waves, sweet smelling hedgerows, and glorious walks and forays in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were the inspiration for writing my first book; Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Which does what is says in the title. Something […]

Foraging, Yoga and a Paleo Diet

Foraging, Yoga and a Paleo Diet

It is hard to make generalisations about what the appeal of foraging is for 21st century folk, already living in a pre-dominantly digital and comfortable world. There will, of course, be various reasons why people choose to seek out their own, hard to reach food […]

Foraging on the South West Coast Path

Foraging on the South West Coast Path

630 miles of coast line. That’s 630 miles of pathways, steps, beaches, cliffs, pebbles, sand, shingle or boulders. 630 miles of potential coastal plants, as well hedgerows, fields, even woodland growth. That’s 630 miles of varied and possible foraging ground. I’m a forager, a walker, […]

What if Everybody Foraged?

What if Everybody Foraged?

Our culture is predominantly one of fear mongering – the newspapers & media are full of it, keeping many in business as we seem to thrive on the flight-fight instinct of protect & defend. Funny really, as so many of our predators are extinct, our […]

Mackerel and Blackberry Salad

Mackerel and Blackberry Salad

  Blackberries – everyone knows them, everyone forages them. Blackberries make everyone a forager, and what a perfect fruit to be picked. Growing in abundance, and packed with vitamin C and fibre, this humble fruit unites cities, waysides, hedgerows, countryside and wasteland through their presence, […]

Corporate Foraging

Corporate Foraging

  From a Simple Guided Walk, to Rustic Cooking or Gourmet Dining   Foraging for Business is something we all have to do from time to time, you’ve guessed it – the diverse skills learnt in a day’s foraging are transferable & more importantly, can […]

Alternative Wild and Superior ‘Asparagus’

Alternative Wild and Superior ‘Asparagus’

Researching regional names of plants is a fascinating and usually an amusing pastime. Common Hogweed  (Heracleum sphondylium) is one of those plants, and as it’s now in season (april to june) I thought I’d dedicate a whole blog article to it. Inspired also by local […]

Wild Swimming & Christmas Chocolates

Wild Swimming & Christmas Chocolates

Everyone has there own traditions for Christmas Day. For me, I’m satisfied  if I’m in good company, have a dip in the sea & there’s a healthy amount of indulgence. Down here in Cornwall I’ve plenty of people to share these common themes with; least […]