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Foraging Expert Shares His Tips with Students

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Self sufficient guru and professional forager Andy Hamilton made a special appearance at the University of Worcester to talk to students on a children’s book design module.

The students, who were a mixture of Graphic Design and Illustration students, have been tasked with designing a book to explain to children about the edible flora and fauna found growing wild in the UK.

Best selling Author and BBC Autumnwatch forager, Andy Hamilton, took the students on a foraging trip around the University’s grounds to give them and insight into what can and can’t be eaten, and when.

“It was a pleasure to be invited back to the University and the students were very enthusiastic,” he said. “This was my first foraging trip of 2012 and it was great to spend it with the students. I’m looking forward to seeing their designs.”

Andy is the author of the best-selling and award winning Booze for Free, and the critically acclaimed book The Selfsufficientish Bible. He also makes regular appearances on national and international TV and radio; highlights include BBC Country file, BBC Politics show, and the Alan Titchmarsh Show.

Ali Stevenson, Lecturer on the Children’s Book Design module, said: “It was wonderful to have Andy back to talk to our latest group of students on this module. It’s always very interesting to go out and find out what’s growing that is edible; many things you wouldn’t realise. I think the students found it inspiring and immensely beneficial for their project and are now working on some design solutions.”