It seems like I am having quite a permaculture weekend. After a party at Old Sleningford Farm on Friday evening, it was the turn of Skelton Grange Conservation Centre to do the honours on Saturday.
The course my daughter and I went on was to learn about foraging. Well, to learn a few tips and try out some dishes made with ingredients which had been foraged. And from my point of view, pick up ideas for useful perennials to grow at home. Or rather, that’s what I got, in addition to the aforementioned.
So, I am now keen to get a Japanese rose for the back garden. The plants are big, as well as useful for making things like Turkish Delight, so would do perfectly to cover up the black fence on the west side of the garden.
The course was quite pricey at £50 for an adult but we did get a three course meal after looking at various free food, apart from the rose. This included wild garlic, which I sowed myself this evening, hemlock vs. cow parsley and sorrel.
I can’t say I would eat sorrel raw but the soup we had for lunch was fine. Garlic and pepper make most stuff palatable in my opinion, mind! And eating it al fresco with interesting company, well who is going to say no?