Wild Food Foraging - Cultivating Skills &
Confidence through Inspiring Forays in Nature

Environmental Policy

I am committed to taking relevant measures to ensure the protection of the environment & to minimise any negative impact. This will be achieved through my own internal business structures and raising awareness through literature, advertising, on walks and events.

Guidelines for Foraging for Wild Food

When teaching about wild food, I advocate the following guidelines:

  • Identification - if in any doubt, do not pick the plant, some plants are poisonous and can be detrimental your health. It is useful to cross-identify plants through reference books and/or with a wild food expert.
  • Pollution - pick away from road sides and from potential sources of pollution. Pick plants above knee height to avoid contamination from dog pee.
  • Respect Nature - do not pick rare plants or plants from SSSI sites, and only pick where a plant is an abundance. Where there is an abundance you can pick between 10-30% of the plant, though only as much as you need or can use
  • Laws - It is illegal to dig up roots on public land, or on private land without permission from the owner

Transport

Walks and events are linked to public transport routes wherever possible & car sharing is also encouraged. I currently run my business using public transport 97% of the time.

Administration/Paper Work

All my publicity and leaflets is printed on 100% recycled paper/card. Using recycled paper completes the cycle of usage and recycling waste paper. It also uses less energy and chemicals than producing new paper.

Local Community

I support local businesses and organisations wherever possible through cross-promoting and linking events and walks to local community projects or businesses.

Membership

I am a member of CoaST ; The Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project which works with everyone involved in tourism in Cornwall to ensure tourism delivers social, economic and and environmental benefit for all, as well as a fantastic holiday for all our visitors

Health and Safety

  • I have been CRB checked and eligible to work with children and vulnerable adults.
  • I have trained in First Aid.
  • All public walks are risk assessed beforehand or when not possible, during the walk


COAST - Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project Member

Read the latest Blog Post:

Rosehip and Custard Tart

Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrumBlack mustard, Brassica nigraForaging Basket with PlantainSeaweed Hunting
I was amazed how you pointed out plants I've been walking past all my life. Charlotte

Upcoming events

Seaweed Foraging Course With Tasters - Fri 8th Sept, 10-1pm

Coastal~hedgerow Foraging Course With Tasters - Sun 17th Sept 2-5pm

Autumn Foraging Course With Tasters - Sun 8th Oct, 2-5pm

For more information on events, see the calendar.

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