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Foraging and wild food walks and courses are taught in woods, meadows and hedgerows across the UK. Learn to identify and harvest wild greens, edible leaves, herbs and mushrooms with expert foragers and herbalists in the picturesque wilderness of our green country. Collecting your own wild food (and medicine) is immensely satisfying and healthy - not to mention cost effective! Food foraging is an ancient skill that gets us back to the very basics of human life. Foraging workshops and walks make for a great day out in the fresh air, chatting with fellow foragers and learning delicious new recipes.

£270
Perthshire - Next course on 3rd November 2018
Residential weekend course in the Scottish Highlands, learning bushcraft skills, run by the Field Studies Council. This course is designed to develop basic bushcraft skills. No prior knowledge is required but participants must be over 16 years old. Sessions will be led in and around the grounds of Kindrogan Field Centre and will include: basic knife and tool skills, woodworking, shelter building, fire-making using flint, steel and bow drill friction techniques, tinder making, basic wild...
£85
East Sussex
A day in the woods foraging your materials and using stone-age tools to learn specific bushcraft skills. On offer is wild fire-making, wild cordage (string) and bone needle-making. Empowering, creative, skills for life... you'll find all the details on our website courses calendar page, via the button above. We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all. To support you in getting the most from...
£495
Pembrokeshire
Come and join us on our Driftwood Art & Coastal Foraging weekend. You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. This is a break with a difference! A wonderful coastal themed weekend of creativity in West Wales. All workshop tutors are well respected, experienced, local artists and crafts people. Groups are small, averaging 6 people, and you will receive individual attention and be helped to discover your unique creative...
£45
Northumberland
Our half day foray is an excellent introduction to the experience of discovering wild foods. We will guide you through different habitats teaching you how to explore the landscape, identify and harvest the seasonal wild foods it offers. The experience is wondrous; depending upon the time of year you could find yourself munching on tree leaves, flowers, plants, berries or some truly astonishing mushrooms! The Northumberland landscape presents a splendid array of edible flora, fauna...
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Herefordshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
Herb walks at Hellens Garden Festival, Much Marcle (free once you have paid the entry fee to festival) A guided walk around the herb garden at Hellens Manor, and discussion of the historical and current use of herbs in medicine
£95
Herefordshire - Next course on 7th April 2019
This course will cover how to prepare for your travels by achieving optimum health before you go using herbal remedies, and also what to take with you as an essential travel herbal first aid kit plus herbs for minor ailments while travelling. We will also discuss useful herbs for helping cope with the challenges of travelling in other countries and climates, and possible alternatives to vaccinations, traditional herbal anti malarials etc. Will we make some...
£100
Lincolnshire - Next course on 12th January 2019
Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify common, locally found plants? How about learning how to make medicine using the contents of your spice rack, or using easily obtained ingredients? Why not join me for a range of one day sessions where you will learn how to: How to gather, dry and prepare your own herbs How to make a variety of different plant medicines How to use those plant medicines to treat...
£195
Herefordshire - Next course on 27th October 2018
Introduction to herbal medicine - A weekend course covering the basics of using herb in the home Course Overview An Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making. An exploration of the uses of herbs and learn to make your own top quality cosmetics and herbal preparations. Includes ID, growing, harvesting from my organic garden, drying and storing herbs. A practical 2 day workshop making teas, decoctions, infused oils, ointments, creams and other remedies This herbal medicine making...
£75
Merseyside
Forage for local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured flora for eco-printing on to paper and fabric. Eco-printing is a wonderful technique that records the unique signature of a leaf or flower creating a lasting record of a time and place. During this one day event you will eco-print a pure silk cushion to take away with you along with additional paper samples that can be made into a...
£150
Ceredigion
Join Jade Mellor of Wild Pickings on a private foraging walk with a group of family or friends. Half day, morning or afternoon walks & workshops, specifically tailored to your interests (forest, hedgerow, seashore or a mix). Jade has been a professional forager for nearly ten years, collecting wild food from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast of West Wales. "I pick what is seasonally abundant, with care and sensitivity, always leaving plenty to go...