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Wild and free salads: Fri 18 April, 1-3pm

Posted: March 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Foraging | 4 Comments »

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Well hello foragers. 2014 is on us and we’re partying hard with an ID walk and salad making stroll from 1-3pm on Fri 18th April.

This year, if for some embarrassing reason you haven’t heard, weekly Foraging Fridays are mutating into bigger workshops around once a month from February till September. Maybe we’ll go for an appley extravganza in October too, if you’re good.

Salad plants we’ll find:

  • Hoary cress (lepidium draba)
  • Chickweed (stellaria media)
  • Smooth sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus)
  • Cow parsley (anthriscus sylvestris) – and its poisonous almost identical lookalike, hemlock (conium maculatum)
  • Cress, unfairly branded ‘hairy bittercress’ (cardamine hirsuta)
  • nipplewort (lapsana communis)
  • borage (borago officinalis)

blah blah blah. And possible ones nearby:

  • three cornered garlic (allium triquetrum)
  • horseradish (armoracia rusticana)

Bring your party clothes


4 Comments on “Wild and free salads: Fri 18 April, 1-3pm”

  1. 1 Erik said at 5:34 pm on April 6th, 2014:

    Hi Sam, it’s Erik. We met at Ravenscourt P a couple of days ago.

    I would like to have a look there as well as apparently there is wild Horseradish there…. Do I just show up or what?

  2. 2 Sam said at 5:19 pm on April 9th, 2014:

    Haha, yeah, you’ll have your horseradish at last! You can just show up There’s some along the north side of Cranford Lane if you’re cycling along there to get here, but I guess that’s unlikely. There’s a really nice cycle route along the canal from Brentford, leaving it at Hayes and Harlington station.

    There’s also loads of horseradish in the field at the the back of our site (grazed by genuine horses in case we ever forgot it’s horseradish).

  3. 3 nina denis said at 8:31 am on April 13th, 2014:

    Hi Sam

    Would love to attend. Do you need to book and is their parking too ?

  4. 4 Sam said at 5:23 pm on May 6th, 2014:

    Heya Nina,

    Sorry – I didn’t check the website and missed your comment. If anyone else is wondering: yes, there’s parking as well as bike racks and the 222 bus.


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