Eating the Canal – Foraging workshops with Hannah Fincham

Join artist Hannah Fincham to learn about the wild edible and medicinal plants that grow along the Leeds & Liverpool canal around Burnley. Together we will map the hidden secrets to be found in many of the common “weeds” that grow along the towpath, to explore what these wild strips could mean to our communities.

Note from the artist:

I have been on too many foraging walks where it feels like I might have well just been reading a guidebook aloud to myself. And I’m not sure that’s the best way for information to lodge in the memory. Instead these workshops will create more personal interactions with the landscape for everyone involved. And out of those interactions we will gather what we think is important as a group to share further amongst friends and the wider community, more deeply embedding the meaning of the plants to the place.