Sugar-free hogweed seed biscuits

In preparation for an Art of the Playful Forager talk I am doing for the Devon Wildlife Trust  in Barnstaple tomorrow I thought I better make something to nibble during the break. Hogweed (Heraculum sphondylium) seems to flower almost all year down here in the south west of England, and like many of it’s family … Read more

Forest School, surfing, Japan, and one very talented, humble Treehouse builder

I just love this short documentary, about a very lovely Japanese man who makes a treehouse classroom in the woods as a ‘payback’ after the Tsunami in Japan a few years ago. It also blends two of my loves, making things with wood and surfing. <iframe src=”//″ width=”398″ height=”224″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

The Village Project – King Alfred’s School, Golders Green

I feel very honoured to have been invited up to London to do some foraging and nature connection with some of the children at King Alfred’s School during their village project week. Ray Mears was the last forager folk to come along when the project was run for the first time 20 years ago – … Read more

Will’s bushcraft stag do – we were so lucky with the weather!

A magnificent seven enjoyed their bushcraft stag do in the wild woods of East Devon this weekend – shelter building, foraging, fire by friction, phallus carving, playing predator, bulldog and stag hunt in the dark of the night…and a fine foraged fry-up in the morning. To see the photo album follow this link:

Devon nettle and blue cheese wraps with wild garlic and ox-eye daisy garnish

Tonight involved a lovely impromptu forage around the lovely Holyford Woods, East Devon. I was asked to meet up with a couple from Kent who wanted to come on a foraging course. They were staying at the lovely yurt holiday place run by Jan and Caroline – We spent a lovely two hours walking and … Read more