Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Walk on the wild side with Laura
Laura Henry, Groundwork’s wild food expert, knows everything there is to know about foraging for nature’s goodies. Here’s a little taster (pardon the pun!)…
Laura says that she gets all sorts of people joining the walking groups run by Groundwork, from every walk of life, from the age of three weeks to 80 years!
And finding wild food is becoming more popular, she explains; “A few years ago, you’d be able to spot some berries just getting ready for picking and you’d be able to go back a few days later and they’d be still be there. Nowadays, everything is stripped bare by the time you get there!”
Pete from Darlington, one of Laura’s regular wild food foragers, is fascinated by what you can find out in nature.
“I grow my own veg so it’s great to get ideas of what I can plant and harvest myself”, he tells us. “I’ve had beautiful bright salads with all sorts of edible flower petals and leaves, it’s amazing what you can eat if you know about it.”