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    Its still over a year since it was last used Sarz, could we hijack it for foraging?
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    Can you see any posts on it Mikey? The Sticky has 5 replies.
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    We've asked the question about the board, and Admin are discussing it. It's problematic due to the potential for bad advice and litigation, and so it may be a long discussion, and it may be an outright 'no', we'll just have to see.
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    Forgive me for asking but, how would it differ from advise on growing veg anyway?, which we all give in our limited capacity.

    Could a disclosure at the start of the board/sticky state that all advise is taken at the risk of the individual. Wouldn't it be the same for any books on the subject how do they get around it?

    Personally I wouldn't give any advise on mushrooms, as my knowledge is very limited, but I'd happily Identify Elderflower or crab apple or nettles!

    I understand that there are people who use these boards that don't actually post, and advise can be given which is inaccurate, but this is true of all things surely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    The Ask Alys Fowler board has always puzzled me. There are no questions and no answers, and only one message from the lady herself refers to "attempting this marathon answering session". So what happened to the Qs & As?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeywills View Post
    Forgive me for asking but, how would it differ from advise on growing veg anyway?, which we all give in our limited capacity.

    Could a disclosure at the start of the board/sticky state that all advise is taken at the risk of the individual. Wouldn't it be the same for any books on the subject how do they get around it?

    Personally I wouldn't give any advise on mushrooms, as my knowledge is very limited, but I'd happily Identify Elderflower or crab apple or nettles!

    I understand that there are people who use these boards that don't actually post, and advise can be given which is inaccurate, but this is true of all things surely.
    Yes, quite - how would posts on the Foraging thread differ from advice given on all the other posts?
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    It would be different because we advise people on how to grow things which are pre-identified by seed packet or by labels on plants in shops. Trying to describe a wild plant is quite different. And the legal ramifications are best considered by someone with expertise in that area.

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    Fungi are, to my mind, the only contentious issue and nobody would attempt to identify a fungus from description or photo on here. We don't steer clear of discussing rhubarb, even though the leaves are poisonous or applepips or foxgloves etc. Most of the useful wild foods are already on here in some form - as Mikey says, elderflower, crab apples, nettles, haws. Its a question of pulling them all together somewhere.
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