Dying to be different (The Ambridge effect)
The dangers of relying on locally foraged botanicals. Do you know the difference between edible and toxic/dangerous/waste of time/not worth the effort?
Ambridge in Borsetshire is the fictional village location for the long running BBC Radio 4 agricultural soap opera “The Archers”. This has of late (ever on message with trends and farm diversity), featured a gin distillery start up by one of the less reliable village characters.
Some of the initial foraged botanical choices were unwise!
- The Ambridge Effect – Dying to be different
- “Apparently, you can add anything to gin. Jam. Anything. The world’s your larder.”
- Access and Foraging rights
- Theft act 1968
- Countryside Rights of Way, (CROW) Act, 2000
- All land in England and Wales is owned by someone
- Restrictions of Access
- Rights of Access
- Right to roam, but not to forage
- Plant Protections
- Other Protections
- Other registers and voluntary codes
- Commercial foraging
- Adding jam to gin – are you sure?
- What can we put in our Gin?
- Maybe safe, maybe not A few examples
- Juniper berries. Which are poisonous?
- Gordon’s Alive! – Celebrating 250 years of Gordon’s Gin
- Fingerprinting Juniper profiling predominance
- Flaming Heck! Safety compliance by design
- Safe use of Gin Machinery
- Ripsnorter: The gin view from Australia