Val, Brigitte and Robin joined a Conscientious Communicators fieldtrip to Bodiam, Sussex from 10-11 September. We stayed in small wooden huts at the heart of Quarry Farm and spent two days learning how to forage wild food, how to make paper from fungi pulp, and paint from pigments found in the wild. It was a remarkable experience, with foraging interspersed with wonderful food cooked by Fergus and James over the campfire and many conversations about sustainability and the ways in which we can explore and celebrate this at UAL, particularly in the context of Green Month. We are a great group of people at LCC/UAL, but, bound up in our own projects and groups as we are, maybe we don't always realise how important we are to each other.
Thanks as ever to Sarah and Tara, who organized the trip (we missed you Tara!) to Fergus and James, who led the event and did all the cooking, and to Natalie Brett, Head of LCC, who had the foresight and the imagination to fund it.
For more information about Fergus Drennan's remarkable work,and for dates of the one-day courses he organizes, see http://www.fergustheforager.co.uk
Posted by Val Williams on 12th September 2014 at 12:00am