Stick to the Rules.

A gentle reminder to all my fellow foragers, to remain above the law can I remind you as responsible foragers it is our sole responsibility to investigate the land and its restrictions before harvesting as many woodlands, countryside and beaches have areas of SSSI’s (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and local bylaws protecting the removal of anything even a blade of grass; these areas are not always advertised on public noticeboard and sometimes not even common local knowledge. If we wish to continue with what I consider our heritage it would be wise to abide by these rules otherwise we may face a blanket ban as in Epping Forest and other places whom seem quick to jump on this ridiculous band wagon.(To those whom may not be aware Epping Forest is out of bounds) Public access does not always mean its your right pick! I teach codes of conduct and safe harvesting techniques on all my forays and firmly believe that a good education about these affairs is better than none for a safer, sustainable and ethical approach, Lets enjoy and respect our freedom in this ever constricting world we live in before we can’t even pick a mushroom anywhere other than if we own the land. Many thanks!
If unsure check your area for SSSI’S on here or ask the landowner!…

Floral Fringe Fair this weekend at Knepp Castle Estate, Shipley, West Sussex RH13 8LJ

Come to The Floral Fringe Fair to discuss fungi, truffles, truffle hound training, woodland surveys, woodland management for the production of truffle. I will also have fresh truffle, other mushroomy bits and pieces and truffle jewellery for sale. I will also be doing truffle hound demonstrations with Zeb. Its will be a  wonderful country vintage experience!


Garden and local Produce Fair at South Lodge Hotel, Horsham on Thursday 14 May 10.30 – 3.30

I will be here on Thursday the 14th with Chicken of the Woods, Wild Garlic pesto and some truffle jewellery for sale all made from local finds on the South Downs which have been cast into unique accessories for you and your dog.