On Saturday 20th June, I did a forage together with Growing Southwark and residents from Cossall Park estate in the Kirkdale nature garden. Here are some of our findings which will be plotted on a map for the community to use and add to …

 

The Mulberry tree is still alive!

The Mulberry tree is still alive!

 

Our young foragers were picking nettles and not getting stung. We did use a glove as well. Karen mentioned a rhyme her grandparents had told her ….

The one glove treatment for nettles

The one glove treatment for nettles

 

Then after plotting nettles, wild rose, plantain, wild plums, wild pears, mulberries, wild rocket, mugwort, hogweed, daisy, hawthorn, elder, poppy, mallow, yarrow, chickweed, cleavers, blackberry on the map we are creating of the Kirkdale nature garden, we sat down and tasted some rowan jam, mulberry and apple jam, and hawthorn jelly. We also had nettle tea, lemon balm and lime flower tea and peppermint, yarrow and elderflower tea.

Arranging the oat cakes into a cool design

Arranging the oat cakes into a cool design

 

Hawthorn & cinnamon jelly or rowan & rhyme?

Hawthorn & cinnamon jelly or rowan & rhyme?

 

The space created by people in the community to come together & chat

The space created by people in the community to come together & chat