Category Archives: On the Land

WildSoton: Summer’s a brewin’

With the sudden and patchy arrival of Summer, it seems that I’ve ended up making a variety of exciting boozes with the plentiful spring and into summer greens I wrote of recently.  Nettle beer has been on my list to … Continue reading

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WildSoton: Eat yer (Spring) greens

As the blossom falls away and Spring steps away more defiantly from Winter, a tide of Spring greens is sweeping across the soil.  Fresh, leafy weed growth is bursting out after the weeds’ Winter slumber, and the time is now … Continue reading

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WildSoton: Bottling Summer sunshine

Autumn is here – colder nights, shortening days, crisp mornings and a chilled breeze in the air.  Now is the perfect time to bringing in some of the last of summer glut of hedgerow harvest to keep ourselves going with … Continue reading

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WildSoton: Elderflower shenanigans

It’s now well into the elderflower season, so a wee gang of us headed out last week for a forage in Southampton for one of early Summer’s most useful flowers. Most people have probably tried elderflower cordial at some point, … Continue reading

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WildSoc woes & plans for the future

As you may have noticed, not a lot has been going on with the society since the Autumn.  This has been because of a number of things, but mainly a combination of insurance troubles making it very difficult to legally … Continue reading

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New site for WildSoc Camps found

Good news – we’ve managed to find a great new site to host WildSoc camps at in the beautiful Hampshire countryside!  The site, The Plantation near East Meon, was road-tested (well, camp-tested…) by some WildSoc members last week, who can … Continue reading

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WildSoc: Back from the Wilderness Gathering!

Wildsoc has returned from the Wilderness Gathering where we got up to various bushcrafty shenanigans and met many of the plethora of bushcrafters from across the island.  Here’s some of the things we got up to: There was also medicinal … Continue reading

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