Sowthistles, pignuts and chickweed:
is forage the new wild farming?
Take a walk on the wild side on Thursday May 27th at 18.00 BST with gathering-guru Roger Phillips, author of all the identification manuals you'll ever need, whose latest The Worldwide Forager is published this month.
Joining him at table will be Pembrokeshire farmer Jessica Seaton, author of Gather, Cook, Feast, who gathers in the woods and valleys of Wales; on-line teacher and chef Alex Blagdon whose life-long gathering-patch is the shores of Newfoundland ; Elisabeth Luard, whose early career as a botanical artist in the wilds of Andalucia gave her a bee's-eye view of what's edible on the transhumancing road to Ronda; and Ümit Hamlacibasi who's learnt everything she knows from the women of the Turkish island of Bozcada, where wild greens are the traditional catch-crop among the olive-groves and vineyards.
Bring your own gathering-basket and share what you know. Nature's offerings are plentiful, we need to treat them respectfully.
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