what we do

Thalli is a small business based in County Clare and operated by us, Avery McGuire and Edward Blain.


We are working intimately with wild spaces and people to restore the connection to wild food - mushrooms, plants and seaweeds - through setting up supply networks and educating people about wild foods. We know that the health of humans and the health of the environment depend on one another; through our practices we are helping to revitalise the bond between people and the earth.

Wild plants have repeatedly been shown to have greater nutritional benefit and climate-tolerance than their domestic counterparts. In a changing world, where domesticated foods are suffering the changes of weather patterns and are requiring greater inputs of energy, wild foods, through their diversity and resilience, offer a complex range of tastes and textures that have evolved with the changing world.

Photo Courtesy of Matilda Delves www.matildadelvesweddingphotography.com

In addition to running courses about wild food, we gather and supply fresh and preserved wild ingredients to the Milk Market in Limerick, The Urban Co-Op in Limerick, The Aloe Tree in Ennistymon and a few restaurants in Clare, Galway, Limerick and Dublin.

Photo Courtesy of Matilda Delves www.matildadelvesweddingphotography.com

Contrary to the popular myth that wild food is there for free, for all to take, these plants need to be nurtured in order to guarantee their presence for future generations. We dedicate our lives to tending wild foods and we are committed to the re-establishment of wild food as part of our food culture, interweaving wild foods back into the food system.

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