Foraging and wild larder survey

Hand holding a basket of foraged leaves
Lisa Paton

Can you help with research into the existing and potential use of Scotland’s wild plants, fungi and algae?

Scotland has a rich larder of wild plants, fungi and algae. Some of these are foraged by individuals or used by businesses as food, flavours or in the production of art and design or personal care products.

Researchers from the Rowett Institute and their Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) partners, as well as food businesses and third sector organisations want to map how individuals and businesses use our wild larder and what the barriers are to wider use of this amazing natural resource.

By mapping the current or potential use of our precious and unique wild species, the aim is to balance economic value and opportunity while protecting our natural capital. The results will be used to help maximise the health, economic and cultural impact of Scotland’s wild larder.

If you can help, please complete the short survey by 28 February.