Bit early in the year for this sort of thing, I guess but there are already the first signs of free things to eat out there. Just nipped out to the woods at the end of our road to see if there was any early wild garlic to add to the razor clams I'd picked up for my lunch, and found quite a lot of tiny, early shoots. Plenty for lunch and some more. I also picked some tiny young nettles (stung myself to buggery), and these are the remaining wild garlc, I'll make into a soup for tomorrow's lunch. When the big leaves are in later in the month, I'll use them to make a pesto, and when the flowers are around in April/May, I'll use these to decorate salads and soups. We live in the far South, so we get things a little earlier here. Just thinking about the razor clams got me wondering, given how infrequently I seem to be able to get hold of them, where I might be able to forage my own. I bet it's a well-kept secret, but I bet there's a source nearby. I reckon there's wild food to be scavenged almost anywhere - even in some suburban/urban areas, albeit greener ones. I got speaking to a chap recently who takes people on 'urban harvest' tours in the Autumn, as it never fails to amaze him how many people don't know about edible fruits growing in public, communal areas such as parks and on verges. I plan to dig out his details and go on one of his tours this autumn, as the prospect of free food appeals to me more than almost anything else! So. Any foragers among us on the forum? Any tips or secrets?