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July Coastal, Hedgerow and Woodland Foraging Walk, Galloway
12 July 2020A guided foray exploring delicious and healthy wild foods of Galloway's merse (tidal salt marsh), beaches, maritime hedgerows and summer woods.
Coastal, Hedgerow and Woodland Foraging Walk, Galloway
19 July 2020Guided summer coastal foraging walk, exploring the coastal succulent plants, seaweeds and maritime, hedgerow and woodland wild foods of the Galloway Coast, SW Scotland.
Late Summer Wild Food & Fungi Foraging Walk, Dumfries
7 August 2020Explore the tasty, healthy fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds of late summer with Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods and Scottish Natural Heritage on Kirkconnel Flow National Nature Reserve. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours you will learn about the full range of our late summer wild larder in a remarkable habitat of raised bog and wet conifer woodland.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Chanterelles: Sustainable and Considerate HarvestingTake a deep dive into the subtleties, science and ethics of harvesting chanterelle mushrooms
Online Wild Food MentoringA wild food mentoring service to help you connect more deeply with tasty, nutritious, free food. Learn how it works, why its the best way to improve your wild food knowledge, and book your appointment here.
Sea Aster - Identification, Edibility, DistributionSea aster is one of many gastronomic delights you can gather easily and sustainably on the salty water margin. It hangs out with other stars of the wild food world like Marsh samphire, sea purslane, sea arrowgrass, sea plantain, annual sea blight, scurvy grass and orache and i'm pretty envious of the sheep that get to graze these delicacies.
Marsh Samphire - Identification, Edibility, DistributionI have a love-hate relationship with marsh samphire. Mostly its love - the wide open seascapes where it thrives, its odd cactus-like appearance and its wonderful salty-fresh succulence. Even the silty, squelchy estuarine habitat where it grows has a "mud-glorious-mud" gooeyness that appeals to the filthy schoolboy in me.