Posts Tagged ‘foraging’

Foraging.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender July 26, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 1 Comment
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Many of us are or have been foragers at one time or another, often without realising that what we are doing. Picking brambles for a pie or jam, collecting danelion leaves or chickweed for the pet rabbit, fishing at the coast. Any these activities make you one of a growing number of Foragers. This search for wild edible plants and foods has a huge following in America, with many organised events and 'foraging' hikes. It is now gaining more popularity in Britain.  Many years ago I lived on a large mixed farm, there was lots of different habitat's and I spent many hour foraging and learning what could be eaten. Some of my foraged foods were delicious and a lovely suprise, others I would never eat again! Some folks look upon wild foods with suspicion and think it is strange that anyone would

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Elder tree

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 27, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 4 Comments
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I was asked what the elderflower looks like after the post about the elderflower cordial. Elder (Sambucus nigra) is a tree which grows in hedgerows, around waste ground, chald downs, woods. Sometimes or rather often it does not look like a tree rather a big woody bush crawling and forming the hedgerow. The small white flowers appear in large clusters in late spring - early summer. The elderberries appear in late summer and they are used to make rich wine, but be aware they are poisinous if eaten raw and unripe. The trees like a somewahat rich soil but can be found on every type of soil except sand. 5-9 leaflets form a leaf of the elder. The tree branches are light and hollow when dried out, which is great for kids to use it as a blow shooter, and is thought to be used to blow in

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