Archive for the ‘Foraging journeys’ Category

Hinterland: Foraging around the River Trent

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

From the 21st-23rd August, the Field Kitchen embarked on three foraging trips with small groups. We investigated the banks of Nottingham’s river Trent, searching for edible plants to cook with the mobile kitchen. August is a fruitful month with wild plums, blackberries, and elderberries in abundance. In addition to these more familiar foods, the foragers were introduced to chickweed, fat hen, comfrey, nettle tips, mugwort, plantain and yarrow.


G is for Gluttony

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

In June, Field Kitchen visited London’s square mile, to search for wild food growing in the city. Starting each day at the Bank of England, I travelled in a different direction, asking – how far from the heart of Capital do you have to go to find life? This intervention set out to investigate the botanical poverty in the richest part of the country, looking for a different kind of wealth.

G is for Gluttony was one of eight ‘postcapitalist interventions’ taking place from 16-21 June 2009, as part of C.R.A.S.H Culture and Artsadmin‘s festival:  ‘2 Degrees: Art, Activism and the Global Climate Emergency’.