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Do you want to forage for your own wild food safely?

We all have been in your shoes. There is a lot of information on foraging out there; a huge diversity of wild plants and fungi to learn, long articles with impenetrable language and conflicting advice on things you really don’t understand.

You just end up being more confused than you were when you started. Overwhelmed with information, the clarity you were looking for when you started to discover foraging just isn’t coming to you.

Follow the next steps

  • Get a book

Look at the resources section for advice on the most adequate guide for you. Go for a walk and just look around, observe quietly and get to know your surroundings. Can you recognise any plant that caught your eye?

  • Start local

Spend some time getting to know your local area and the plants and fungi growing there. Most of the foods are within easy reach – however you need to know what you are looking for, where to go and when.

  • Keep it simple

Start off trying to identify common simple plants that are easy to recognise and don’t have poisonous lookalikes, like dandelion, nettles or sloes for instance. This will help you to gain confidence in the foraging game.

  • Be responsible

Follow sensible foraging guidelines and respect the law, to make sure you forage safely and responsibly.

  • Pay attention

Learn to identify the plants and fungi confidently before you decide to utilize them for food. Foraging requires a certain set of skills and considerations that thankfully you will start learning soon.

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