I welcome the way plant and fungi ID apps can bring the pleasures of foraging to a wider audience, but there is a danger that some users place too much faith in them at the cost of developing their own skills and relationships with plants and fungi, and the ecosystems of which they are part.
Ever more people are coming to South-West Scotland to learn to forage with Galloway Wild Foods, and most leave dumfounded by it beauty and rich natural heritage, wondering why they hadn’t discovered it sooner! I’ve made this page to help people coming to the region for an event to orientate themselves and find great places to stay and visit while they are here.
The young flower and leaf buds of rowan trees, and some other closely related species, offer delicious almond flavours to foragers in the spring.
An abundant and easily recognisable edible wild plant providing several different sources of food and drink from April to September.
A wild food mentoring service to help you connect more deeply with tasty, nutritious, free food. Run on a pay-as-you-feel basis.