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Bushcraft uses for ground ivy

Continuing with a look at some common spring time plants and their uses to us in bushcraft, here’s a video in which I talk about some of the many uses for ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea). We often talk about bushcraft uses for ground ivy on our1 Day Foraging course and our Herbal Remedies courses. You can see […]

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bushcraft club 2021 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

Bushcraft Club 2021

Now in it’s 8th year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 6:30pm from our ancient woodland camp in Westwell, Kent, just a few miles from Ashford. Bushcraft Club is for over 16s only.  It will run for 8 weeks on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm (or so) starting […]


quince jam

Quince jam

Quince is a non-native tree in the rose family.  It’s related to apples and pears, in fact the fruits look a bit like an oversized pear.  It’s often grown for it’s attractive pink blossom but the fruits are not to be overlooked. Here’s a simple recipe for quince jam, a wonderful accompaniment to cheeses and […]


What are fairy rings

On a recent 2 Day Fruits & Fungus Foraging course we were asked ‘What are fairy rings?’.  This is a great question and one with a fascinating answer.  It’s all to do with the way that some species of mushrooms grow and reproduce.  In the fields near to our ancient woodland camp, it tends to […]

what are fairy rings

rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

Rosehip syrup

Rosehips are the fruits found on roses, and they are ready at around this time of year.  They’re rich in Vitamin C and rosehip syrup is very tasty.  This photo is of people collecting rosehips on our autumn foraging course. You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and […]