Finding a harvest in the hedges

Foraging remains a popular pastime in the wild - just be careful what you nibble on your travels

17th August, 2014

Geraldine Kavanagh leads three-hour foraging walks in Co Wicklow, ending in a wild food picnic lunch. Tel: 085-1538795, wicklowwild foods.com/what-we-do/foraging- walks.

The Forager Handbook, Miles Irving (2009), and the classic Food For Free, Richard Mabey (reprinted 2007), are both good, but need to be used in conjunction with field guides to provide sure plant identification before consuming any species.

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