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Why Forage London ?

OFFICIAL WARNING : Blogging is the most self indulgent and self serving pastime known to modern man. With this in mind I politely suggest that you  DO NOT READ ANY OF WHAT FOLLOWS  unless you have almost saintly tolerance of other people's opinions and a small amount of time to waste. For anyone who's new […] Read More

I'm delighted to say that the publication date for my book is now set for September 8th and there will be two launch events, one for the press on September 13th and a less formal do at Stoke Newington Books (London N16) on September 29th. This second event is open to all but it's invite only, […] Read More

My bloody back is killing me! Too much time in the car and too much time in front of this cursed screen! Hold on, I hear you say, nobody wants to read a blog where all you do is moan, not even your mum. Absolutely right, so instead of complaining and instead of more computer […] Read More

I live in Highbury in North London, really very close to Arsenal's massive Emirates Stadium, I am not, however, much of a football fan. Fortunately, if I walk just three minutes in the exact opposite direction, I come to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington. During my recovery from back surgery seven years ago, I used […] Read More

Spring Time! In November?

The Weather.....there's not much we like better in the UK than to bang on about the weather, how it's too warm, too cold, too wet or too dry, how we are shocked that there is so much rain in June (hardly a revelation to anyone who's ever been to Glastonbury) and never any snow in […] Read More

My foraging heroes.

Last month my season of London based walks finally kicked off. It's been a long time coming and has been far more complicated than I ever imagined with park managers, ecology officers and local councils to convince; risk assessments, insurance schedules and safety management plans to write and  an enormous amount of time finding the right […] Read More

Wild Food Is Super Food.

What is a super food anyway? It's one of those popular terms that gets over used by companies trying to sell "healthy " foods and with the mass food industry having wandered so far from the path these days, the idea of food being good for you is actually a selling point, rather than a […] Read More

The snow has gone and if your happy to brave a bit of cold, wet weather there are plenty of amazing winter greens out there just begging to be picked (see my January posting for many of these). Having said that, I have wanted to write about a few of my favorite foraging books for while […] Read More

That's right, it's never a bad time of year for a basket or bucket full of free, delicious, healthy food. You just need to make sure you're in the right place at the right time and as a good friend of mine says, there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. It's January […] Read More

Why Forage London?

I live and work in London; I assume you do too. I try to get to the countryside as much as possible but it's easier said than done. Our city has hundreds of green spaces, parks, nature reserves and common areas and despite the efforts of some, wild foods are thriving all around us. A […] Read More