Join a professional forager for 3 hours to learn the art of foraging
We are surrounded by food. It grows in the hedgerows, in our wild spaces, on our commons and in our parks. The problem is recognising and selecting the leaf from the chaff. Get it right and you have before you a lifetime of picking and eating choice delicacies that can go into salads, chutneys and jams. There is something that is very rewarding about serving up a dish of say, young nettles (which do taste remarkably like spinach), knowing it was absolutely free in all senses of the word. Free of food miles, free of sprays, freed from a plastic bag and didn’t require a supermarket to provide it. Start to look about you, at the Elderflowers, blackberries, nuts and knotweed and think of F-O-O-D.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Whether you’re a beginner or someone who wants to deepen their knowledge, our three-hour foraging walks are the perfect way to learn all about wild food.
You will learn the basics of foraging and then head out on a walk to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby from flowers to fruits, fungi, seaweeds & tubers - there’s plenty to find. Courses run throughout the year so you can experience the changing habitats and plants through the different seasons.
During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a vast number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes as well as a huge range of cooking ideas.
You will have an opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from syrups, flavoured salts and alcohol infusions.
You’ll be sent an email detailing everything you found on the day, along with some tips on harvesting and how to use wild food in everyday life.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
This adventurous day out is available monthly in various locations across London, including Hackney Marshes, Barnes, Woking. It is also available in other locations across the UK from Suffolk and Sussex to the Cotswolds.
Please allow 3 hours for the full experience.
This foraging team have an L3 Ofqual accreditation in foraging and wild food. So you know that you’re in safe hands.
Book now for Spring / Summer 2023: It happens once or twice a week on a Saturday or Sunday and run from 10.00 to 13.00.
We recommend you book at least a month in advance to ensure that dates are available.
A wonderful experience for the family. Under 12’s welcomed and go free. Only 1 per adult. Well behaved dogs are welcome at some venues.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.