Wild Food Exchange is an idea, I think in practice is very sweet.
Exchange // WFX
Co-operative social network of foragers trading Wild Food and Knowledge.
Wild Food Exchange is a physical, practical philosophy, trying to navigate and understand how we as humans have changed the function of food, from structural to ornamental, from survival to frivolous. Food is a tool, used in this sense to open critical discussions around its own production, use, and future. It is also a vehicle in which we can navigate the local and wider world we find ourselves in, a refracting and reflecting substance, capable of great things.
2019 - Ongoing
‘’Food itself has a cultural history, Food is a fundamental, universal activity, the basic of locomotion through the world for human beings. But as well as being essentially practical, it is also closely bound up with the cultures of different races throughout the ages. Though its principle function is survival, people do not only eat to get to survive. Eating is a way of engaging and interacting with the world, providing the means of exposing oneself to new, changing perceptions and experiences and of acquiring an expanded awareness of our surroundings. Through such experiences, and through a deeper understanding of the places we occupy, we acquire a better understanding of our own position in the world.’’
Bastardised from the words of Paul Moorhouse who In the 2005 book ‘Richard Long: walking the line’ Discusses the act of walking as Art.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED.
In its most basic sense Wild Food Exchange is exactly what it says on the tin. A group of people from across the world who forage, preserve and share.
there are a few really simple rules to make sure everyone can enjoy wild food.
All foods must be harvested sustainably in line with current laws and regulations, to ensure they continue to exist freely for others to share.
All foods must be preserved in some way to combat issues of time and travel.
Locations of source, preserving
processes, topical histories and the like are interesting and should be freely exchanged.
Once gathered and preserved, food can be exchanged and shared with others, widening the reach and expanding the field of knowledge.