James is a wild food forager based in Bollington, Cheshire. Considered as one of the UK’s top foraging and wild food experts, James' mission is to share his knowledge and show people that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy.
Since his childhood, he has been fascinated by the world wild food and often spent his time climbing trees and exploring the great outdoors.
He began his more focussed wild food journey during a project called ‘The Foraged Book Project’, in which he led a number of foragers, artists and theorists in creating a wild food and plant guide entirely from materials found growing throughout the UK: paper from mushrooms, ink from plant extracts and glues from seaweeds. During this extensive research in to the whole range of plant uses he began to develop participant based workshops. This led to a feature on BBC’s Countryfile (Autumn 2015).
James takes great pleasure in writing feature articles for horticultural magazines and has done so in the past for Cheshire Life, Country Kitchen and most national newspapers. He also enjoys wild plant identification and wild food cookery demonstrations, and has been lucky enough to do this at RHS Tatton Park Feast Theatre.
His courses aim to give you the confidence to go out and pick wild edibles with reassurance in the future, as well as giving you a brilliant taste experience and memorable day.
Take a look at James' book The Foragers' Cookbook.
See James' blog: Totally Wild UK