It’s Wednesday evening, just three days since our 2015 Wild Food Summer School ended. We had three days of foraging, talks, film, demonstrations, wild food cooked by extraordinary chefs and the brilliant and one and only Miles Irving who was with us for the weekend, sharing his passion and love of foraging and how we […]
We are delighted to announce the draft programme for our second Wild Food Summer School in September. We have changed the format this year with lots of new additions. More foraging, more great speakers, films, music, Artisan Food stalls, Cheese making and events for children. We also have a retrofitted ambulance giving workshops on Up […]
We are having one of our Eco Trails on June 20th, a very special Mid Summer Walk. We will listen for cuckoos singing in the woods, keep an eye out for Red Squirrels and watch the magical luminous colours of Dragonflies on the edges of ponds and rivers.
We will try and see as many of […]
I promised I would put up the recipes we talked about on our Foraging Walks on Saturday and Sunday during the Wexford Food Festival. If you are really interested in doing some more foraging yourselves, get a good Flower Book and start to enjoy the amazing world of wild herbs, flowers, berries and nuts. Or […]
Nettles are one of nature’s most versatile plants. For centuries they have been used as Spring tonics, teas, soups, pestos and even made into fibres for cloth and and if you get a sting, the acid from the plant can help arthritis sufferers by releasing that uric acid into the bloodstream .
We use them for […]
I am writing this as the sky darkens, birds fall silent and it looks like night time here in the Blackstairs. March 20th, the morning of the partial solar eclipse. It does look peculiar out there! However despite the darkness we are kicking off our Spring season with lots of events here at our Eco […]
2015! It has a nice new ring to it. New possibilities, new adventures and for us here at Blackstairs Ecotrails lots of new workshops and events for you to discover. We started Blackstairs EcoTrails in 2011, so this is our fourth year in business. For those of you who don’t know much about us we […]
It’s a beautiful frosty morning here in the Blackstairs. The bird table is stuffed with a pre -Christmas feast of cooked potatoes, peanuts, a little left over cabbage and a few old mouldy bits of cheese found in the darkest recesses of the fridge. A happy bunch of Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal its, a […]
Ten things I loved about The Blackstairs Eco Trail’s Summer School
Autumn has always been my favourite season, with that golden sun that burrows beneath the skin to leave enough glow to last the winter – the same sun that ripens the fruits of the hedgerows and jolts those enigmatic mushrooms into springing forth. Although I […]
We have a couple of workshops coming up in the next few weeks to coincide with Autumn foraging and dare I say it, a Edible Christmas Gifts workshop. Here are the dates for your diary.
October 18th a Find It, Pick it, Cook it, Eat it Workshop
November 15th our Edible Christmas Gifts Workshop.
November 16th a great […]