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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.

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Dads and Lads Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence - This course is designed to strengthen your mental endurance and to give you the basics of camp management, hunting, preparing animals for eating, fire starting. It is an intensive course even though it is basic - you will be put through a real life scenario as if you were in that situation. Even though these are basic bushcraft courses they are designed to simulate real-life situations,...
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Autumn Dyes from the Countryside - one day course Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate the hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material in season. Berries and barks, roots, flowers and fruits all provide wonderful natural ingredients. Participants will prepare dye baths of subtle, natural colours and dip and dye samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from...
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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...
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Next course on 28th January 2017
A 4 hour introduction workshop to the wonderful art of Clinical Aromatherapy, which involves mixing essential oils to gain maximum benefit from their varying properties. These can be used at home for yourself or family and friends for pleasure. The Art of using plant essences to aid health and well being is nothing new, and has been going on for thousands of years, now you can tap into this invaluable skill yourself! The workshop will...
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This course is designed to give you an overnight bushcraft experience, putting your skills to the test under the guidance of our instructors. Over the 24hrs you will learn and practice a number of skills including, fire lighting, shelter building, game preparation, backwoods cooking techniques, wild food foraging and snares and traps. After an initial introduction and safety briefing you’ll be given all the tools you need to survive this 24hr experience. Your first task...
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Next course on 9th August 2017
This weeklong bushcraft course is designed to take you away from modern luxuries and help you to become less reliant on them. Throughout this weeklong course you will be taught different bushcraft skills, which you will have mastered by the end of the course. Being a weeklong bushcraft course you really do get to grips with the day to day running of the camp, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the natural surroundings...
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Next course on 21st April 2017
The Bushcraft Weekend course designed to build on the essential bushcraft skills. This weekend course is specifically intended for the intermediate bushcrafter. The skills learn’t on this course will enable you to go out into the wilderness and know how to light a fire without matches and build a woodland shelter to spend a night or two in without a problem Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of our instructors and after initial...
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Next course on 24th June 2017
Sat 24th June 2017 10:00 - 16:00 £50 Tutor: Jill & Ian Sainsbury Teas/Coffee included ABOUT THE COURSE Learn how to make tasty drinks from hedgerow ingredients on this cordial making course. Our tutors will guide you around our beautiful Education Centre in the heart of the South Downs, teaching you to identify and forage tasty ingredients from our local hedgerows. The class will then move into the kitchen where you will prepare and turn...
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Next course on 20th May 2017
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...
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Next course on 15th October 2017
Foraging For Wild Food Tutors: Mathew Rooney & Ursula Ferrigno This is a one-day foraging for fungus course. The morning will be spent mushroom-hunting with Matthew in the woods and the fields; the afternoon Ursula Ferrigno will show you how to cook them in many different ways. Looking at the countryside will never be the same after you have been on this course! Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded...