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Summer Coastal Foraging Walk, Galloway
23 June 2018Guided spring coastal foraging walk exploring the seaweeds, coastal succulent plants and maritime herbs of Garlieston Bay, SW Scotland.
Fungi Foraging Walk, Galloway, SW Scotland
25 August 2018A guided forage exploring the fascinating world of wild fungi with Scotland's leading wild food educator. Enjoy a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Dryad's Saddle - Edibility, Identification, DistributionA very common and beautiful early season bracket fungi. Quite distinctive, with feather-like scales on top and water melon scented pores below...
Reedmace - Identification, edibility and distributionReedmace is a foragers dream as it is one of the few wild plants that provide food all year long and is easily identified by its distinctive chocolate-brown cigar shaped seed heads. They grow in shallow loch sides and slow flowing water.
How To Make Mead Easily Using Wild PlantsI'm pretty lazy when it comes to wild food recipes. Maximum deliciousness for minimum effort is the forager's way. So here are some ideas on making small batch mead that require next to no equipment or effort and no added yeast - just what is floating around naturally...
Sweet Cicely - Edibility, Identification, DistributionSweet cicely offers many sensual pleasures to the forager. There is an ampleness and generosity in her growth that is pleasing to the eye - seldom taller than a metre or so, but always appearing substantial without being solid. Despite being a member of the often scary carrot family, this gorgeous plant is one I recommend to novice foragers.