Welcome to Nature's Secret Larder. Nature has always had a special place in my heart and from an early age, I have been roaming woodlands, studying grasslands, foraging for wild foods and living amongst nature, being a part of it.
I have a particular passion for wild foods and the hidden uses of plants and trees, a subject that these days falls under the collective name of bushcraft. This website has been designed to share with you some of my passions in life and help give you an intimate understanding of nature – how it works and how you can go back to your roots, adapt with the seasons and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
Nature is for everyone to enjoy and by learning some of these traditional and some secret skills comes an acceptance and love, which I hope in turn makes us all appreciate what we have and how important it is to look after our environment for the future.
I have studied bushcraft for 31 years and have been teaching these skills for a long time. I hold a degree in conservation and environmental issues and have been a conservation volunteer for 9 years. All of my courses are set out in a laid-back atmosphere with a holistic approach to give you a different and rewarding experience - perhaps discovering your first giant puffball, making primitive fishing equipment to give you a sense of how our ancestors would have fished, or maybe the taste of sorrel, a wild green that first set me off on my adventure when I was 4 years old.
Nature has many facets; it's a subject we can never master, never tame, but always has something else for us to learn. I hope you get a taste of my work and nature through this website.
I make various appearances in magazines, websites, on radio and TV, behind, and sometimes in front of the camera. If you would like to know more about what I do, then please click the 'about Kris / Contact' tab running along the top of the site.
I also sometimes teach via www.greenmanbushcraft.co.uk
Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.