31 October 2012

Foraging Walk

Ross Bentley reporter for the EADT:
Members of Transition Sudbury and District braved the sleet and cold
to learn about the forgotten art of foraging at the weekend.
The educational event was held at Tiger Hill nature reserve near
Assington and was hosted by reserve warden Nick Miller.
He said: ““People are unlikely to survive purely on foraging, it’s
more of a hobby. But knowing about the properties of plants and trees
can greatly enhance a walk.”
This time of year wild mushrooms come into their own and 2012 has been
particularly good for fungi compared with the dry autumns we’ve
experienced of late. Puffballs, parasols and blewits are just some of
the locally-found fungi that can be taken home for dinner.
But Mr Miller has a word of warning for would-be foragers preparing to
head out into the wilds.
“There are a number of toxic mushrooms out there and my rule is if you
are uncertain don’t eat it. The problem is you can easily get it
wrong. For example, there is a type of mushroom, which is
poisonous, that resembles the field mushroom, which you can eat. And

telling the two apart can be difficult.”
A big thank you to Nick for his time and knowledge.

Photo by Phil Morley, EADT.  (see the  EADT website for full report)

24 October 2012

Apple Pressing Day

Folk came from far and wide with their bags of apples for pressing and took home containers filled with beautiful juice. The Transition Group apple press is available for hire by groups and individuals, contact Jane Hatton (seen here directing operations).

18 October 2012


A guided Foraging Walk has been organised starting at 10.30am on Saturday 27th October at Tiger Hill Nature Reserve, postcode CO8 5BW.  
Directions: From Assington, opposite Arger Fen, turn right through the gate with white sign. Parking available on grass.
Children welcome and well behaved dogs on leads.
Please feel free to bring any foraged items you might have to discuss and any donations will be split between Tiger Hill and the Transition group.
Places are limited, to book please contact Jane Hatton on 01787 468634.

Apple Day

Don't forget Wheldon's Farm Store Apple Day this Saturday 10-5pm.

Lots happening, should be a good day.

See the link  for full details http://www.wheldonsfruitfarm.co.uk/news.php