Himalayan Balsam – Impatiens glandulifera – food for free – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 15 July 2013 | 9 Comments
Categories: Food, Wild food, Wild foods

After finding out that Japanese Knotweed was edible (use the young shoots as you would rhubarb) I began a quest to find out what other invasive weeds could end up on the dinner plate. I came across a German man called Peter Becker who it seems shares some of my passion for eating invasive species.  […]

Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 26 May 2012 | No Comments
Categories: About Us

Dave Hamilton is a freelance writer, forager, garden tutor and garden consultant. His main work is as a garden writer and in this capacity he has written for (amongst others) BBC Gardener’s World Magazine, The Guardian and Grow Your Own. He co-authored the Self-Sufficient-ish Bible with his brother Andy and wrote the award winning book […]

April foraging – Early Spring Wild food by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 06 April 2012 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

Winter is becoming like last night’s dream and any hazy reminders of its presence are starting to seem out of place. On seemingly dead wood once a tightly packed parcels have now opened to reveal their true nature, these little green miracles are growing with such vigour they are changing the landscape daily. It might […]

Wild food available in March – Early Spring Foraging – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 20 March 2012 | 7 Comments
Categories: Food, Outdoors, Wild food, Wild food

I love this season as its a time when gardening, nature spotting, foraging and home brewing can all start in earnest. Its a time when food starts to appear, everywhere. Here are my favorite wild plants to expect in March almost anywhere in the UK and across much of North America. These foods were all found in […]

Foraging for burdock and burdock recipes (Gobo recipes)

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 11 July 2011 | 7 Comments
Categories: Food, Home brewing, Outdoors, Wild food, Wild food

I see burdock as an old friend, it’s odd but just a peak of the leaves pocking out of the undergrowth can bring a smile to my face and as I see it I say (sometimes out loud) “ah Burdock”. Just as you might say, “Ah George, not seen you in a while”. Told you […]

Wild Food June – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 01 June 2010 | 7 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

June is one of the few times I like being English. It is a time for strawberries and cream, Wimbledon, the Glastonbury festival and weekend pagans drinking heavily at their local standing stones. It is a month where you want the rain for your garden but you don’t want it in the amount it can […]

Japanese Knotweed as a food – By Andy Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 30 March 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica is a plant that can divide forages from allotmenteers. Many foragers love the stuff whilst allotmenteers dread seeing it. Why, you may well ask? Well it is because it is such a thug in fact to call it a thug is to play down its perniciousness. This weed is more like […]


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