By: Blonde Two
Autumn is a great time for foraging but it is important to learn from experts how to forage safely. Once you have learnt, you will need to remember which of the plants and fruits you are looking at are wild foods and which perhaps aren’t. For example, I trust myself with hawthorn, blackberry and elderberry because I learned what those were in childhood. I am also happy with dulse seaweed, rock samphire and three-cornered-leek because I learnt about those on a Walk Scilly wild food foraging session with the very expert Rachel Lambert.
Well now Rachel is offering a really lovely and clever way to help us all learn about and remember useful foraging information with her Singing Forager Experiences. Whether you want to join in with the singing or relax and listen to it, Rachel has put together some quirky lyrics, with a few familiar tunes that express some interesting facts about the wild foods she finds at home in Cornwall. For example, here is a lovely (and seasonal) song about sloes. I love singing when I am outside (tricky but not impossible in the sea) and, if you haven’t tried it, I am sure you will too.
Rachel has a Wild Singing Forager session this weekend but if that date is too close for you, check out her calendar dates for 2020.