The Foraged Book Project Book

A Wild Food Foraging, Cooking and Material Making Guide – Made entirely from wild, foraged and hand processed materials. This Free E-Book is a documentation of this project and can be viewed here for free

A collaboration between over 30 crafts people, artists, foragers and intellectuals to produce a unique hand-crafted book made entirely from plants, fungi and seaweeds foraged from the wild, and to host related public events that will offer participants deeply engaging interactions with the natural world including food making and participating arts. Organised and led by artist James Wood.

James and Fergus will co-ordinate the production of this book. Physically every material used within the book will be foraged and processed by a range of individuals. The content of the book will include information, recipes, illustrations, tips and hints on foraging and processing materials for food and art equipment. The book will show the wonderful possibilities that lie within the natural landscapes surrounding us. It will get people interested in foraging and will offer different perspectives on derelict urban plots, parks and green spaces – revealing the potential of how these spaces can be used beyond walking spots.

Whilst James and Fergus will develop the book as a collaboration, a key part of the project will be to pass on the information and techniques we learn during the research stages of the books production to a wider audience as well as allowing them to participate in a form of sustainable art. To achieve this, we will carry out a number of workshops and wildlife tours that include teaching and performing some of the recipes used within the book whilst keeping a continued focus on some combined Artistic outcomes.

Alternatively you can view it in a PDF if you don’t have flashplayer by clicking the image below:

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