2019 saw a programme of over a hundred foraging events take place in Lanarkshire, Forth Valley and Lomond, Moray, Orkney and Fife that included coastal forages, nature-based wellness events, cookery demonstrations and a unique wild food festival in the Stirlingshire woods.
Over 2019 and 2020 over 2750 people came to real life events and there were more than 11,700 views of online events during 2020!
A series of guides and films to encourage increased responsible foraging in Scotland has been launched by LEADER.
The free-to-access resources can be found at https://www.foragingfortnight.co.uk/foraging-guidelines/ and include specially commissioned videos and guides that enable people of all ages to participate in foraging and engage with nature. There are guides to foraging for wild food but also details of how exploring nature in this way can improve mental and physical wellbeing. There are guides especially aimed at children, including a colourful activity book and details of how to cook with foraged food. Other guides are translated into Gaelic and are an ideal learning resource. The videos feature highlights from Moray, Forth Valley & Lomond, Lanarkshire, Orkney and Fife.
Take a look online to get clued up about foraging safely!