A relaxing hands-on workshop, spending time in the woods, fields and hedgerows looking for wild safe foods. Suitable for all the family. Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. In season we will make Gorse Flower ice cream, Rose Petal syrup and in summer Rose Petal Ice Cream and much more. We will find plants to give us great new seasonings using seed heads, leaves and roots.
Tips, recipes and information sheets provided. Everything that you find and cook up, you take home!
Foraging is not new! Our forebears always foraged. There was no supermarket near our ancestors. They knew the names of plants, berries and knew what was safe to eat and what was not. For generations this knowledge was always passed onto to families until lives became more urban and we lost the connection to the landscape and our deep knowledge of the countryside.
There is something deeply satisfying about going out into a wood, an estuary, or a meadow and connecting with the beauty of the place. Being in touch with your surroundings. Hearing the birds cry overhead and being conscious of the changing seasons as they unroll
Gathering of wild food in our individual neighbourhoods creates a connection to where we live our lives. We become attuned to the seasons. It is a return to old ways which are part of who we are It is hard not to become interested in foraging once we begin. It is in our DNA, we are hard wired to forage, even if we are unaware of it. Try it and see!
- Start 12 Noon Introductory Talk and light refreshments
- 12.30 PM Out into the fields, woods and meadows to forage
- 2.00 PM Organic Three Course Lunch
- 3.00PM Make up, cook up, prepare what we have found
- Guests take home what they prepare
- Baskets provided
- Wear appropriate outdoor clothing
- Finish 4.00 PM
- Sorry No Pets
See below dates for our monthly workshops. Private groups can be arranged by contacting us on 00353 87 2707189 or at firstname.lastname@example.org