Category Archives: foraging


Wild & raw

It’s been a slightly wild week, and the weather’s been bordering on raw at times, but I think we’re safely and belatedly into our summer now, if a mild one. The strawberries think so, anyway. Farmer Ray’s berries have been … Continue reading

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Earth Day: gruesome gorse and wild food

It was a busy Earth Day weekend. Saturday I spent grubbing around in the undergrowth of Gorge Park where a community cleanup was underway, in an attempt to control the spread of gorse as well as other invasives familiar to … Continue reading

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Seedy weekend

What has come to feel like a rare weekend of glorious (if not warm) sunshine brought out the seedies at Duncan’s Seedy Saturday. I’d been to one other at this venue, in 2010, and it’s grown hugely in popularity since … Continue reading

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Permaculture & poetry

The last couple of weeks have swung past in a mainly permacultural haze. The first screening at a new permaculture film night series was Anima Mundi, a bit of a collective disappointment for the 20-odd souls who crowded into the … Continue reading

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A lot of words on waste

I spend a lot of time thinking about waste. (And wonder: is this a waste of my time?) Waste is inescapable in this culture, and we need to be talking and acting more decisively. Rubbish is engineered into every product … Continue reading

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