As well as our set courses described below we also offer bespoke foraging courses for private groups at a location that suits your needs.
Entry Level To Foraging
You may have been blackberry picking or scrumping and are keen to dive in to the hedgerow larder. On this course, season dependant, we will aim to get you confident harvesting and cooking with at least a dozen different tasty wild edibles. The focus will be on plants that are easy to identify and common place in the city, garden, or on a countryside walk. You will also learn the principles of sustainable foraging, safe harvesting, useful tools and the laws on gathering wild food.
You know your Wild Garlic from your Three Cornered leek, but not your Hogsweed from your Hemlock. On this course we will help you to discover unusual and harder to find wild foods that can prove more tricky to identify. Learn to tell apart edible plants from their toxic cousins, their historical uses, and discover the lost larder of days gone by. I will even talk you through the many wild ingredients I use in my alcoholic infusions and cocktails, including tips on how to recreate these at home yourself.
Seaweed & Coastal Foraging
Seaweed: not a great name but definitely a delicious and nutritious wild food we all need to eat more of. Eaten around the world but avoided in the UK, so come and taste what we have all been missing out on. Scrabbling across rock pools and beaches, getting wet on the way, we will help identify and discover some truly delicious ocean vegetables. Great for kids as we will also seek out some rock pool inhabitants as we forage the low tide. This course is tide dependant, therefore can only be arranged on a date and time that coincides with a reasonably low tide.
Please Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are more than welcome on our courses but not on all beaches, so please let us know in advance if you wish to bring yours so that we can try and accommodate.