The aim of Forage London is to explore the plants that are all around us and show what can and can’t be picked.



Forage London

The aim of Forage London is to explore the plants that are
all around us and show what can and can’t be picked (not
to gather armfuls of plants ripped from our local parks). We
hope to encourage everyone to get out of the city more often.

John Rensten gives fellow city-dwellers a chance to enjoy and discover some of the amazing wild foods that grow all around us and encourage them to get out of the city more often.

In 2004, with a good friend, he opened a successful gastro pub, The Green, in Clerkenwell EC1.

He soon found that he could combine his love of foraging with his enthusiasm for running a busy eatery. It was the perfect excuse to get him away from the hectic side of the business and get some more peaceful time in the woods or by the coast. He started to add various foraged items to the menu. Initially he picked lots of delicious wild edible mushrooms, that having been his hobby for a few years previously. And the rest, as they say, is history!

He doesn't have the pub anymore but since then, and on a daily basis, he studies wild food, picks wild food, obsesses about wild food and loves sharing what he has learnt by running forays and taking groups mushroom hunting in The New Forest or combing the seashore in Dorset.

To book your walks with Forage London or for more information, visit the Forage London website and check out their Facebook page for more updates. Happy foraging!

The aim of Forage London is to explore the plants that are
all around us and show what can and can’t be picked (not
to gather armfuls of plants ripped from our local parks). We
hope to encourage everyone to get out of the city more often.

John Rensten gives fellow city-dwellers a chance to enjoy and discover some of the amazing wild foods that grow all around us and encourage them to get out of the city more often.

In 2004, with a good friend, he opened a successful gastro pub, The Green, in Clerkenwell EC1.

He soon found that he could combine his love of foraging with his enthusiasm for running a busy eatery. It was the perfect excuse to get him away from the hectic side of the business and get some more peaceful time in the woods or by the coast. He started to add various foraged items to the menu. Initially he picked lots of delicious wild edible mushrooms, that having been his hobby for a few years previously. And the rest, as they say, is history!

He doesn't have the pub anymore but since then, and on a daily basis, he studies wild food, picks wild food, obsesses about wild food and loves sharing what he has learnt by running forays and taking groups mushroom hunting in The New Forest or combing the seashore in Dorset.

To book your walks with Forage London or for more information, visit the Forage London website and check out their Facebook page for more updates. Happy foraging!