foraging for wild food

Posted by carlotta on Monday July 8th, 2013 at 11:33am

Another day, another local food post. Today’s is about Jane Fairman, who forages for wild food on the Weald and Downland landscape around Lewes. I photographed her at two very different times of year. The first was a gorgeous September day that felt like Summer, although it had an autumnal quality of light that the Summer never has. We were down by the river and she was picking bright red hawthorne berries. The second time was very early Spring, although it was wintery and snowed lightly while we were out. Jane was collecting wild garlic deep in a wooded glade. I was fascinated by the depth of her knowledge of the natural world around us.

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