Edible Estuary



Artists Fran Gallardo and Stuart Bowditch setting out from Leigh on Sea, (South Essex) on a foraging expedition to Two Tree Island, to look for edible plants such as Sea Aster, Samphire and Sea Purslane. Other plants and flowers such as Sea Beet, Mug Wort, Fennel pollen. This act is part of the project Talking Dirty which proposes public, cooking and eating workshops in Leigh-on-Sea, that will create public tastings that explore environmental change. Please note we do not encourage people to walk on the mud as it is is highly dangerous if you are unaccompanied. We do not encourage large groups of people foraging or collecting plants from local areas along the estuary. The Two Tree Island is considered a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (see https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england) and is a National Nature Reserve (see http://www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/two-tree-island) where wildlife is not to be disturbed.