Posted: 08/03/2015 at 08:24
Yes. Stayed at a holiday cottage in rural Wales last week and there was a lovely book on foraging; what is safe to eat with pictures, and also ideas for things to make from bits and bobs you can collect on a typical country walk. It also showed things you can eat that grow wildly in urban areas.
Some of the responses have got me thinking though; for example, with your blackberries. When does the overgrowth into your plot become trespass on the part of BR?
We have some overhanging elderflower from a field. Is it ok for me to pick it? Was hoping to have a go at elderflower cordial this year. I prune it back most years as if I didn't it would have covered my greenhouse roof by now.
Of course, stealing flowers from someone's garden is terrible, and this just reminds me that all land belongs to someone so maybe foraging is more hassle than it's worth. Can't imagine writing to the land registry for the sake of some wild garlic!