Food for free

UK woodland has plenty to offer with exciting ingredients for soups, sauces, desserts and tipples found in abundance. With rising prices in the supermarkets and wider awareness of wild food health benefits, you might just like to give foraging a try.

52 Climate Actions has advice on how to keep your food as local as possible in its Eat Local, Seasonal Food action.

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Abundance projects

A growing movement that aims to make better use of neglected local fruit trees such as apples, pears and plums by organising volunteers to harvest the fruit.

"Hunting Elk" by Alfred Jacob Miller


"Many herbivorous animals reproduce and proliferate to a degree that can damage the environment that supports them. Sensible harvesting by humane methods may both provide a useful yield and keep the population and its environment healthy.

Axel Minet Shared under CC BY 2.0 UK

Wild food foraging

Foraging commonly refers to the act of gathering or harvesting wild foods.