A Forager’s Visit to Corfu

By Gavin

I recently stayed on the East coast of Corfu (Greece) for a week, and whilst the intention was to have a week of complete relaxation, I don’t think it’s possible for a forager to ignore plants, ever.

Forage close to home

By Gavin

Strictly speaking, this post isn’t about foraging as such, more like plant identification. The key point is this: You need to be able to positively identify plants in order to be able to forage for them. However, if you don’t live near the great outdoors, you can practice your plant ID anyway. For example, just…

A Forage in the Wye Valley

By Gavin

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to live somewhere else. I find bits and pieces of interest near where I live, but there re much richer environments out there. My wife took me away to Ross-on-Wye for the weekend (she knows I love the Wye Valley), and we went for a walk along…

Where do I forage for free food from?

By Gavin

Where to forage Berries, fruit, leaves, seeds, nuts etc. When I think about where to forage from, for such things as berries, fruit, leaves, seeds, nuts and anything else that doesn’t involve taking a whole plant, I take from anywhere apart from private property, unless I have permission to take from the private property. EXCEPT, and this…

The Starting Point

By Gavin

OK, so where to start with this blog about foraging? How about with a confession. I’ve started this blog to chronicle my learnings and discoveries (and in some case, just reminders) that I pick up about foraging for food, and preparing it for eating and drinking. However, I’m not actually starting as a beginner. When…