How to forage and gather in your own backyard
From mussels to edible ‘weeds’, here’s how to forage for Mother Nature's best.
Empty supermarket shelves and delays in delivery times have many of us thinking about how to be more self-sufficient. You know, live 'off the grid', if you will.
And why not, because foraging for your supper with the sun at your back, in the forest or even beside a suburban creek is an altogether more rewarding experience than plucking provisions from a fluoro-lit supermarket aisle.
But before you indulge your inner hunter-gatherer, it’s essential to know not just where to look, but more critically what you’re looking for. Some wild greens and wild mushrooms are highly toxic, so be sure you can identify what you pick and, if in doubt, leave it out.
Here’s our guide to where the wild things grow.