Serving in the British Army for 10 years piqued my interest in what you can and can’t eat, from survival training. So while I was always loved being outdoors, I’ve been doing foraging, field-craft and survival type stuff for over 27 years, on-and-off. I’m an ‘outdoors’ person who got sick of being stuck in an office from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, so I’m making the most of my time walking, foraging and sharing what I know.
I’m an Ethno-botany enthusiast, and as well as the edible plants I can find in the wild, I’m also interested in the medical applications of our wild plants. Also, when I say wild, that includes everything from my garden, through the alleyways, to roadsides, field verges, hedgerows and anywhere else accessible to the public or with permission. it’s sometimes quite surprising how much of this stuff is on your doorstep.
I’m now a foraging instructor with www.totallywild.co.uk, teaching foraging across the Greater London area.