Course Provider: Laya Point Permaculture
Contact Name: Tom Dennison
Telephone: 01229 716154
Course Length: 2 days
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This two-day event will focus on some of the richest and most rewarding native wild foods to be found, in some of the Lake District’s most stunning locations.
Day one is all about mushrooms. Be they medicinal, edible, psychoactive, poisonous, for paper-making, or for dyes; the day is aimed at immersing ourselves into the world of mushrooms, learning about their diverse shapes and forms as well as uses. How to recognise the key identification features, where to locate them, and how to best prepare them for use.
Day two sees us head to the coast with edible and medicinal plants being the main focus. From shingle-hugging species, to dune specialists, then on to the salt-loving species of coastal marshlands, we will encounter a dazzling array of beautiful and specialised plants with again, a diversity of uses. This two day celebration of the richness of our native bio-diversity will be taught by Jesper Launder, a passionate mycologist and herbalist, who has more than three decades of knowledge on all things edible and medicinal in the plant and fungi kingdoms.
Jesper’s passion for Herbal Medicine is equally matched when it comes to wild food. He has been collecting and eating wild mushroms for over 25 years and has a great interest in the food potential of Britain’s fields, hedgerows and woodlands.
Jesper is well-respected and has gained a reputation as a skilled and effective Herbalist. In conjunction with Neal’s Yard Remedies, Jesper runs a variety of herbal medicine courses and talks.
He is especially passionate about the healing potential of Herbal Medicine in both its gentle nature and effectiveness, and is keen to share this passion with others. Jesper places great emphasis upon education, and as well as teaching many aspects of Herbal Medicine, gains much pleasure from leading informative wild food, mushroom, and herb identification walks through the year.
Jesper is a fully insured member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
What's included in the price?
An organic whole-food lunch is provided. Accommodation is not included in the fee. The Turner Hall Campsite is situated a few miles down the valley road and is one of England’s more beautiful spots. Alternatively, there are a range of other options in the nearby area. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.
For anyone that would like to join us, we will be eating at the local pub on Saturday evening.
One day – £75
Two days – £150