As you may already know I am running an apprenticeship programme which begins in May. It is called Sacred Ecology: A Rewilding Apprenticeship. To help me deliver the most amazing material on this journey I have gathered a wonderful and inspiring group of experts to join me. Over the coming weeks and months I am […]Read More Herbal Medicine from an Evolutionary Perspective
The teaching year for me is almost at an end after a flurry of workshops that has been ongoing since the beginning of September. Next Tuesday evening is the final installment of a four part series and then I am done for 2015. For that reason the workshop page on my website is looking a little empty for […]Read More Sacred Ecology: A Rewilding Apprenticeship
Yes, one of my favourite subjects wild food, wild medicine, which could also be food as medicine, or medicinal foods even. You see everything we put in our mouths either helps build, feed, and fuel our bodies with vitamins, minerals and medicinal properties. Or damages our health, striping us of nutrients and energy. There is […]Read More Wild Food Wild Medicine
On Monday I got home after spending the weekend at the fabulous Wilderness Festival. It was the fourth festival I have presented at this summer and was also the last I am scheduled to appear at this year. I love having the opportunity to work at festivals, to get a chance to share my enthusiasm […]Read More Wild Medicine Walks
It is that time of year when I cannot walk more than two paces without coming across another wild edible. Nature is providing a bonanza of deep green leaves to feed and cleanse our digestive systems with their bitter medicine. I met with Faye Hatcher to make a recording for BBC Radio Gloucestershire earlier this week. We […]Read More Wild Food Fest!
Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is a member of the mustard family. Why does it deserve a post on my blog? Well to me it is an incredible edible. The little leaves are quite peppery, just the right amount of bite to add some taste to the salad bowl or a garnish with an edge. Best […]Read More A Potentially Pesky Peppery Plant!
After posting last week about the importance of wild greens I think it would be timely to discuss the essential foragers etiquette. There are some strict rules that must be adhered to when collecting plants from the wild, other points are more recommendations gained from years of foraging experience and connection with plants: Never gather […]Read More Essential Foragers Etiquette