Edible Essex teaches 3000 children about wild food

On 6th June 2013, Edible Essex took part in the sixth ‘Essex Schools Food and Farming Day’ at Writtle College. 

Our exhibit on ‘wild food identification’ invited the children to discover more about food that can be foraged in Essex and how it can be eaten.

3000 children from primary schools across Essex attended the fun and educational day, which aims to teach children about where their food comes from, the role of farming and the importance of the countryside.

Children were asked to correctly name pictures of blackberries, nettles, rosehips and samphire and to work out where they could be found growing.  They then got the chance to sample some blackberry jam, samphire, rosehip cordial and nettle pesto!

The exhibit was supported by Edible Essex’s latest publication on ‘Foraging for Wild Food’ which can be downloaded from our website.

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