GENERAL FORAGING

Why Cornwall is Special for Foraging

Why Cornwall is Special for Foraging

Cornwall is the 9th largest county in the UK, it’s boarder mostly by the sea (and Devon, of course) and is almost 1500 metres squared in area. We have amazing access to coastal areas, 422miles of it, where foraging is rich and includes fish, mollusks, […]

What Can You Forage on the Helford?

What Can You Forage on the Helford?

I love the diversity of Cornwall; here I am writing by the South coast, and next week I’ll be down an estuary (image above), near a beautiful creek, stepping over a slightly different range of plants and edibles. Though hang on a minute. Foraging isn’t […]

How and Why to Cook with Alexanders

How and Why to Cook with Alexanders

The Romans valued the plant Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) highly and brought it over with them to the British Isles almost 2,000 years ago to use as a pot herb. It was used widely before celery came into fashion (has celery really been in fashion?!). Celery […]

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, […]