Our pals over at the Greener Kirkcaldy advice centre in Kirkcaldy town centre are organising a wild food walk. The brand new drop-in info centre gives free information and support relevant to you and your home, on energy smart thinking, eco-friendly food choices, and greener transport options. It’s open to the public on Thursdays (10-2), Fridays (12-5) and Saturdays (10-5). Here’s details of the food walk…

The public have the chance to discover the joys of wild food on a gentle walk in Kirkcaldy this Saturday.

They can learn how to identify and use wild edible plants on a guided wild food walk around the Beveridge Park area on Saturday morning. Participants will share recipe ideas and inspiration. All ages are welcome – kids too. ( Remember if you do get nettles you can use the Fife Diet recipe sheet for Scots Rarebit! )

The walk will start from the Beveridge Park Car Par at 11am on Saturday 22 May. Ann and Jackie from Greener Kirkcaldy and Tony, wild food expert and ranger from Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, will take walkers on an easy two hour stroll, learning about wild food and sustainable harvesting. They expect to find wild garlic, sorrel, nettles and edible flowers, and will bring along recipes to share so that walkers can take home their findings and cook them for dinner.

To get the most from the walk, people should bring appropriate clothing for the weather, sturdy comfortable shoes or boots, rubber gloves (for the nettles) and a bag to take home their pickings.

Greener Kirkcaldy is planning two other wild food walks this year – berry picking in late summer, and mushroom hunting in the autumn.

For more information, please call Greener Kirkcaldy on 858458, or email info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.