Spring foraging activities:
Foraging is a great way to get children interested in their natural environments and engaging with different types of plants in new ways. Below are four basic and easy to find foraging plants that you can find on walks around the countryside and in hedgerows to make delicious drinks and meals with:
A really simple thing to do is pick the fresh leaves and chop with butter, toasted on some bread makes a yummy garlic bread. For more wild garlic recipes and how to find it click the link below:
To most, dandelions are just weeds, however the whole of the plant is edible and can be used to make natural dyes, salads and even a natural coffee! See below for how:
(You can skip the dehydrator stage if you don’t have one)
This versatile weed can be made into a yummy crisp snack or used in more filling meals such as nettle soup:
(See images below for an alternative to this recipe).
Goose grass/sticky weed spring tonic
Not just a funny trick to throw on your friends back, sticky weed is packed full of goodness:
What natural food and drink creations can you find and make?