Foraging provides food for thought in latest Walk & Talk podcast
In the second episode of the second series of the Lunchtime Walk & Talk podcast, Craig Worrall, the founder of Edible Leeds, joins John Hamilton as they discuss foraging and the abundance of wild foods on a walk from Leeds Beckett’s Headingley Campus.
Speaking about people’s perceptions of foraging, Craig said: “I think people have a bit of a disconnect with their food, as we are not directly in contact with our food systems. If you look at people who are allotment growers, they are more hands-on and understand the nature of seasons and growth cycles. If we look at all the fruit and vegetables available to us on our supermarket shelves, all of those have got an ancestor in the wild and my passion is to reconnect people with the ancient past of our plants. Through incorporating a bit of the wild and understanding the nature and the habitats and environments where those plants came from, it gives us a deeper understanding of food in general and also time and space.”
For more information visit the Edible Leeds blog at http://edible-leeds.blogspot.co.uk/
The first episode of the second series of the Walk & Talk podcast focused on LGBTQ issues as part of Leeds Beckett’s celebrations of LGBT history month. John was joined by Leeds Beckett’s Equality & Diversity Manager Katrina Tilbrook, Jude Woods, the curator of the Leeds Queer Stories project, Karen Carney, a Leeds Beckett librarian, and PhD student and staff member Kit Heyam talked about her research into Edward II.
The monthly Lunchtime Walk and Talk podcast sees John Hamilton, Head of Safety, Health & Wellbeing at Leeds Beckett, in conversation with experts from our University and beyond, as they take part in the University’s regular lunchtime walks.
The Leeds Beckett Lunchtime Walking Club was launched in March 2014; walks take place on a weekly basis, at City Campus on Tuesdays and Headingley Campus on Thursdays.
Each walk is around 40 minutes in duration and between two and three miles in length with a variety of routes from both campuses so suitable for all abilities.