Based just 10 mins walk away from the sea, and covering a range of habitats and aspects of foraging, you will learn how to safely identify, harvest, prepare and use a range of wild foods, including plants and sea weeds.
The course will be split into three parts.
1) Basic foraging botany - identifying plants through Plant patterns. This easy-to-remember method is designed to fast track your plant i/d skills through using the patterns that plants display. We will cover 12 of the most common and important plant families, including:
Daisy, brassica, pea, rose, beetroot, carrot, dock, chickweed, mints, lilies, mallows, and buttercup families. Knowing one plant from the family enables you to know them all...opening the door to m,ore than 30,000 plants worldwide!!!
2) a wild food walk and forage, where we can collect some of the most tasdty wild foods, exploring and discussing folklore, harvesting and uses.
3) A cook up where we can go through plant preparation, and then try some of the finds, cooked on the amzing bio char stoves and oven!
We will cover between 20-30 wild food species, and information handouts and worksheets are provided to assist you in your future foraging quests!
Spaces will be limited, and booking is essential. Tickets are non refundable, although exchanges may be possible with at least 14 days notice.
Children under 12 can come free, under 16's are half price
Please bring suitable clothing for the great British weather.....including waterproofs and sturdy boots.
A camera and a notepad and pen are always handy to record your finds.
I look forward to seeing you there!