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You’re wrong Perry; we desperately need that little bit of rugged wild life.

Last week the internet exploded as Grayson Perry criticised Bear Grylls for ‘celebrate[ing] a masculinity that is useless’. Bear for all of the criticism he receives from ‘real’ adventurers (the type that conquer first ascents) provides a service that is … Continue reading You’re wrong Perry; we desperately need that little bit of rugged wild life.

5 New Year Foraging Plants You Need to Know

I grew up in a community were foraging was considered normal. Descended from 1,500 years of a nomadic lifestyle Food for Free was not just some folksy fad, it kept us alive but knowledge is so easily lost. Thankfully the good people of PEA run Introduction to Foraging days for their volunteers and there are a few of our finds from an overcast day in January at Lopwell Dam Nature Reserve. 1: Wild Onion (Allium vineale) Wild Onion known as field onion, field garlic, wild onion, wild chives and crow’s garlic is an innocuous little plant that to the casual … Continue reading 5 New Year Foraging Plants You Need to Know