Hosted by IWT Dublin Branch.
This month’s talk is by Samuel Arnold, an artist who is passionate about foraging wild edibles. As a city dweller, he has adapted his interest to his environment and found that living in an urban landscape doesn’t have to deprive him of this ancestral activity. Samuel will explain how he gets a lot out of foraging- not just fresh healthy greens, but also a truly rewarding experience in his everyday life. He would like for others to experience this and so will share some knowledge of his activities.
With foraging, edible ‘weeds’ we end up taking care and protecting wild pieces of land (even if this is contained within a small piece of derelict land). We form a relationship with land that is otherwise labelled as ‘neglected’ or disused. It is this type of ‘wild’ land that we so desperately need to allow insect life- and therefore bird life, and indeed human life to become sustainable.
In an urban setting, foraging can be a strong practice in community building, while gathering, preparing, preserving wild foods and materials into many various uses. It is an activity than can include all ages and abilities.
Location: J. W. Sweetman, 1-2 Burgh Quay, Dublin. How to find us: Top floor of Sweetman’s Pub