Free Wild Food & Natural Resources Course

Summer - Chanterelle
This object of this course is provide continuous and steady learning without books of notes. By observing the principals and continuing to practice, you'll be able to remember all the facts without needing to constantly refer to a field guide. The volume might seem small, but overloading is a danger with most courses. Each month presents at least one tree, plant and fungus to learn. If you're coming to this page later in the year, try not to catch up all of the months, or you'll suffer the same fate as anyone trying to digest too much in one go. Take in a little at a time at your own pace. It's better to learn a little than forget a lot.


A New Outdoor Diet

Spring 2012

March - Beech, Nettle & Jew's Ear
March - Ash, Pennywort & Morel
April - Goat Willow (Sallow), Gorse & Cramp Balls
April - Silver Birch, Ramsoms (Wild Garlic) & St George's Mushrooms
May - Oak, Three Cornered Leek (Wild Onion) & Fairy Ring Champignon
May - Jack by The Hedge (Garlic Mustard), Wood Sorrel, Common Sorrel, Primrose, Dandelion

Spring Round Up - plus Sweet Violet

Summer 2012

June - Elder, Wild Mint, Chicken of the Woods
July & August - Common Lime, Hazel, Wild Strawberry, Blackberry (Bramble), Giant Puffball, Chanterelle

Summer Round Up - plus Meadowsweet

Autumn 2012

Supplementary Articles

Ways of Seeing - Habitat
Ways of Seeing - Altitude & Elevation

Fun - Fast Food

This page will continue to update as further articles are written.

Happy foraging.

REMEMBER: Do not pick or eat anything you can't positively identify as safe and legal.

BE AWARE: There is an inherent risk in the consumption of all new foods, both wild and cultivated. Ensure they are cooked as prescribed and begin by eating a little of only one new food at a time in case you have an intolerance or adverse reaction. If you are taking any medication or have a current or family history of any allergy or medical issue, seek advice from a medical practitioner before eating any new wild foods.

NOTE: All articles are written from a UK perspective and identification will almost certainly differ in other places around the world. Seek local advise to confirm positive identification.

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