The Association of Foragers

The Association of Foragers ( #AOF) was founded in 2015. It is an international professional foragers association, promoting sustainability and ecological stewardship through teaching and harvesting wild plants and fungi for use as food, drink and medicine. Members are foraging teachers and foraging suppliers. Our statement on Principles and Practice clearly lays out our collective approach to responsible, sustainable and mindful foraging.

Association of Foragers

The first members of the Association of Foragers. Bristol, 11 December 2015.

The Association was founded on 11 December 2015 by 23 founding members who’d travelled from all over the UK, Ireland and Poland to meet in Bristol. At the end of September 2015, we are 85 members and growing each month, with members all over the UK, Ireland, Poland, France, Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand. We all have access to a lively forum where we can freely debate the issues of the day, exchange ideas, information and research. So far, the large landowning organisations have welcomed our participation in the discussions around land use and resources.

For more information on the Association of Foragers, please contact any of the members listed in the Members Directory.


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