FREE TALK Forager's Tales - Tuesday 14 August, 7-9pm

FREE TALK Forager's Tales - Tuesday 14 August, 7-9pm

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The Forager's Tales ...  Fred the Forager tells us about the day that he came home to find a carrier bag full of mushrooms nailed to his front door with a note saying 'help, I've eaten these...', how the creation of a foraged botanical gin has been helping to preserve woodlands in the Chilterns, why nettles, dandelions and ground elder have always been man's best friends and why eating the mushroom known as 'the little pig' can help us to fight depression and lower cholesterol. If you want to know why there are old mushroom hunters and bold mushroom hunters, but no old, bold, mushroom hunters, join us for the latest installment of 'The Forager's Tales'.

Fred Gillam, also known as 'Fred the Forager' teaches people how to use the plants and fungi that can be found in field, hedgerow and wood to create delicious meals, traditional herbal remedies and the raw materials necessary for survival. His business, The Wild Side of Life, was awarded 'Foraging Education Provider of the Year' in the 2017 Food & Drink Awards. Fred has appeared on ITV Countrywise foraging and cooking porcini with Gino D'Acampo. He has been a guest on Jeremy Vine talking about the dangers of mushroom poisoning, featured on BBC Farming Today talking about edible wild flowers and given a presentation on truffles and mushrooms at the Tate Britain. He regularly appears on BBC Wiltshire Radio talking about the links between foraging, food, biodiversity and wellbeing and is also the author of "Poisonous Plants in Great Britain".

This fascinating talk will be on Tuesday 14th August from 7-9pm.

Location: Elements of Avebury

Investment: FREE
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