Wild & Curious Foraging was created by professional plant foraging guide, Myrtle Cooper.
Myrtle followed the call to share her plant passion, delving ever deeper into the plant world during an MSc in Ecological Food Systems at Schumacher College in Dartington, Devon, and has been sharing her love of plants with people for over a decade.
Myrtle has developed a plant practice rooted in ecopsychology, plant communication, and nature re-connection, that powerfully entwines us back with the land and to our own inner nature through the ancient art of foraging.
Featured on BBC One’s River Walks – The Dart, her work explores sensory techniques to develop deep relationship with plants, taking inspiration and learning from plant lore, and plant intelligence.
She leads foraging walks and immersive courses exploring the edible and medicinal properties of plants, wild cookery and preservation, plant connection, and wild wellness. She is an enthusiastic chef, and spends many hours foraging wild food and enjoying simple and adventurous ways to cook with it.
Myrtle is a member of the Association of Foragers, and a founding member of South Devon based SAP rising – a wild wellness collective, and has many years experience in agroecology, environmental change making and community resilience.
Myrtle has also spent the last three years self-building a straw bale house with her partner on a tiny patch of land near Totnes in South Hams, and has worked over 15 years experience in environmental change and adaptation, supporting local food systems and as a sustainability facilitator, most recently with Transition Town Totnes & Futurebound.
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