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Foraging & wild food courses

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.

£70
Lincolnshire - Next course on 9th February 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...
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 6th April 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
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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
£25
Ceredigion
Join me, Jade Mellor, a professional forager for nearly ten years and owner of foraging business Wild Pickings for a Spring foray! Its the time for fresh and tasty wild greens which are packed with vitamins and full of goodness. We will begin the day with a stroll around Cardigan’s lanes learning about and gathering a rich variety of edible seasonal leaves. Bring a basket or something similar to carry your harvest and we will...
£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...
£45
Cardiganshire
Foraging Day at Hafod Estate, Ystwyth Valley, Ceredigion (about 12 miles from Aberystwyth) Join professional forager Jade Mellor for a full day of wild food foraging. Spring is a time of abundance and new life. Of fresh, green leaves, edible blooms and the most tender, tasty and nutritious wild food. Join me in this very special opportunity to spend a whole day foraging in the heart of the beautiful, magical, Hafod estate . We will...
£65
Shropshire - Next course on 2nd June 2019
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate our hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history collection. Early Summer Dyes...
£66
Lincolnshire
The Honey Academy a natural tasting adventure An exciting, interactive experience here on our organic farm and the perfect day out for foodies! The UK's only Honey Academy offers a unique tasting experience and culinary tour of honey, mead and even wax! Discover how to pair honey to enhance and lift flavour in the kitchen and enjoy tasting your way through everything you learn... Join us on our award-winning, organic farm for a two and...
£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...
£90
East Sussex - Next course on 4th May 2019
A day in the woods foraging your materials to learn specific bushcraft skills, using ancient techniques. On offer is wild fire-making, wild cordage (string), bone needle-making, bark containers etc. The exact contents of the day are determined by the time of year, so please check the website courses calendar page, via the button above. Empowering, creative, skills for life... We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away...