What I do.

Welcome to West Sussex Wild Food!

2019 is here!!

I hope everyone had good festive season and is ready for new year of foraging. It looks like we are going to have a late winter again, but don’t let that put you off, because it means we should have a harvest of late winter fungi to forage, due to the weather we are currently getting.

This year will bring new guided walks in woodland, along the shoreline and rivers. There will also be some cooking events held, for those who wish learn what you can do, with what you find.

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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