Many skills were shared at the Festival of Transition on June 20th, and the day started with a free foraging walk lead by Dave Hamilton (author of The Self-Sufficientish Bible and Grow your Food for Free… well almost) from Schumacher College. This was well attended, at 9 am on a weekday, which shows much interest on the topic. Sadly for us, Dave is moving to Frome in Somerset, together with his partner Ellie, who for a while ran the Skillshare project, and baby Douglas. They will be missed and we wish them well on their new adventure!
Larch Maxey was on the walk and shared his wisdom with Dave. You can meet Larch and tap his knowledge on all food wild and cultivated on Sunday 5 August, between 10 am and 12 noon, at the Community Nursery and Food Plot work/play gathering. This is on Follaton Arboretum, behind the Council House walled garden, and there will be a focus on the plans for a forest garden. A similar family-friendly session takes place on the first Sunday of every month, so come when you can!