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Foraging in the Wild at Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire

Duration: 1 day 10am-4pm

Price: £75

Contact: Amanda Stone at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
LE14 3QG

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Sunday 26th April 2020

About the Course

Foraging for Food with ‘re-wilding’ Richard Mawby at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire

We’re looking forward to spring here at Rural Antics. The vineyard comes back to life after a long winter – the grapes start their annual growth cycle with bud break, the wildlife returns to our beautiful countryside setting and we can once again invite local people to join us in getting closer to nature.

Our one day foraging for food experience will be hosted by Richard Mawby and includes a homemade two course lunch served with local wine. Wander through the vineyard as Richard points out all the edible plants which could make a healthy addition to your diet. You’ll be encouraged to enjoy the pure and natural flavours of freshly harvested plants as Richard introduces unique flavours you can weave into your meals. By the end of the session, you should be able to confidently identify several edible wild plants and will go home with lots of ideas to try in your own kitchen.

Based in Northampton, Richard follows a primal ideal, reconnecting with nature and thriving on locally sourced wild animal products, foraged plants and raw goat’s milk. He explains: “Foraging is a great way to re-learn the connection we once had with the wild, to be at one with your surroundings, experience nature and to re-tune with your instincts. This workshop is a practical, hands-on approach to dining from nature’s pantry and the vineyard couldn’t be a more perfect location.”

With only one date available for this workshop, spaces are limited. To ensure the quality of your personal experience, the group size will be limited to fifteen people. Outline of the day

10:00 Welcome, orientation, guided walk, talk &forage along the hedgerows and around the lake
12:00 Lunch break – 2 course lunch with a glass of local wine
12:45 Introduction to grape growing in the vineyard
13:15 Walking and foraging past the lake into the meadow
15:45 Review of day,
16:00 Participants depart with Forager’s Cheat Sheet

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, refreshments, and your own foraged 2-course lunch with local wine is included.
Rural Antics workshops are about learning and relaxing so no need to remember to bring anything!

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