Foraging for food in Trent Park

on Tuesday, 12 October 2010. Posted in N21 Community

 

 

 

 

If you were in Trent Park last weekend you may have come across a modley group of people foraging in the woods and hunting for food. They were taking part in a 'Wild Food Walk' organised by the Parks Outreach Team. Andy Jones, who is a former Trent Park Ranger, who still lives in the Park, demonstrated the abundance of food that can be harvested for free, whilst out on a walk in the country, or in this case a country park. Borage, comfrey, dandelion roots, wild garlic, nettles, assorted fruits, berries, nuts and fungi can all be eaten from the wild, although Andy was very careful to point out what not to touch as well.

After the walk, the the wild walk foragers returned to 'camp' where Alan Mitellas, the Parks Outreach Officer had prepared neetle tea and elderflower wine for them to taste. The highlight was the rabbit sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Not one caught during the walk (they all got away!) but one prepared earlier. The rabbit was so overwhelmingly popular and gone inside of thirty seconds.

                       


For those of you wanting to hone your Ray Mears survival skiils, The Parks Team is planning further wild food walks, details of which are published on n21online.

Andy is leading another walk on November 16th, entitled Unknown Trent Park, you can view the details plus details of other Guided Walks lin the leaflet here.


                                                 
















f you were in Trent Park last weekend you may have come across a modley group of people foraging in the woods and hunting for food. They were taking part in a 'Wild Food Walk' organised by the Parks Outreach Team. Andy Jones

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