Stories

Fungi

11 December 2020

Rust, smut, mildew and mould – this badge is a celebration of all things fungus. From the tiny mycorrhiza that allow forests to thrive to the mould that devours our old lemons, fungi are everywhere.

 

In our gardens fungi thrive in leaf litter and dead wood, let this badge be a reminded to let leaves lie.

Plantago

14 October 2020

Plantain is often touted as a healthy forage plant high in vitamins A and C, it is also really very bitter. 

This specimen was photographed growing in the middle of the dirt road leading up to where we shot our lookbook.

 

Dipsacus

14 October 2020

Teasels take their name from the fact that their seedheads were originally used to 'tease' wool fabric, raising the nap and creating an even finish.

This specimen was photographed growing in the middle of the dirt road leading up to where we shot our lookbook.

Taraxacum

14 October 2020

Perennial invaders of lawns and pavement cracks dandelions are also a good source of pollen and nectar for insects. On top of that from the root to the petal the entire plant is edible, if a little bitter.

We photographed this specimen on the dirt road leading up to where we shot our lookbook.

Daucus carota

12 October 2020

Wild carrot is a widespread edible weed, the white flowers cover meadows in august and can be fried as a delicious snack, they are also a great source of pollen and nectar for insects. Don't confuse them with poison hemlock though, or you will die. 

This specimen was photographed growing next to where we shot our lookbook.