What I do.

Welcome to West Sussex Wild Food!

This year will be mainly forest school and beach school, with my local infants school. I will still be doing walks, and showing people what is available at that time of year. As a forager, this has evolved into something completely different, to what I first thought. This is by no means a bad thing, and I’m very happy about it.

I hope that this year will be a bit more predictable, than the last.

Last year had been quite odd for foraging, some things have been growing very well and others not so much. With autumn getting closer, the more common and more obscure fungi are showing signs of life, Some a wonderful ingredient to almost any meal and others are just nice to look at, take pictures of, and to note down a discription.

This year  guided walks have mainly in woodland, with a couple along the shoreline and rivers.

Please, dont hesitate to contact me about cooking and fishing, I am happy to teach you both.

I have added a section on “easy game meat” to the site, with some links which you should read and fully understand, before going out to get any yourself. It’s all part of wild food, and I know it’s not to everyone’s taste, but there are people out there who would like to know and I feel it’s my “job” to inform you. This is under the edibles tab.

Foraging… This isn’t something new to us as a species, We have lived this way for many, many, many years, the men would hunt, the women would gather. I’ve found more and more people today are joining the foraging community and going on identification and/or bushcraft courses, to gain more knowledge.

So, much knowledge and so many skills have been lost or nearly lost over the years, that now small groups of people are slowly, but surely bringing as much knowledge as possible back to life and sharing it with others.

BEWARE! That if you go out foraging and collect ”food” which you can not be 100% sure of, Then you eat it at your own risk!

Courses and any knowledge gained for the purposes of foraging, Is always best gained from “professionals” (most will claim they aren’t) and being hands on. Books and Photos are sometimes not enough to ensure a ”safe forage”, it is very much hands on and practice, practice, practice is they only way your gain this knowledge. So, please heed this warning!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the guided walks.

Many Thanks, Wildfood 🙂

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