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Eat Your Weeds! (Online Workshop)
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August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

eat your weeds - online workshop with julie bruton-seal

Kickstart your foraging journey & walk the wild food trail.

Did you know there are probably plants growing just metres from your doorstep that most think of as weeds, but can be used to cook up nutritious, delicious and healthy meals? They’re far too good to throw in the compost bin. So, eat your weeds!

You might already know that plants like nettle, dandelion and cleavers are great wild edibles, but there’s a whole host of common weeds that have not yet had the Your Wild Food Year treatment. Prepare to discover the wonders of sowthistle, daisy, honey mushroom, spear thistle, even ground elder! We think you’ll be surprised.

We’re welcoming back two very special guest speakers: Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal co-authors of the hugely poplar book Hedgerow Medicine. Julie and Matthew are gurus in their field of hedgerow herbalism and their latest book, Eat Your Weeds!, champions the forgotten food plants that are hiding in plain sight. This husband and wife team have two lifetimes’ worth of knowledge to draw upon and they will be sharing this along with mouthwatering weed-filled recipes with you during this workshop.

Our online foraging workshops started in the first lockdown and have continued to be a hit ever since, as people want to learn how to make tasty meals from the wild plants around them. Each month we host online workshops on wild food, foraging, tree identification and more. In this workshop you will learn how to confidently identify, forage and cook with a range of common weeds.

A ticket costs just £11 per household. These events are selling out quickly, so grab your place whilst you can 🙂 Everyone has loved these workshops so far and they’ve been really popular.


* Identify commonly growing edibles in your local area

* Cook up weird but wonderful recipes using common weeds

* Discover garden weeds you never knew you could eat

* Medicinal and historical uses for hedgerow plants

* Special Guest Speakers: Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal, co-authors of Hedgerow Medicine and Eat Your Weeds!

* Q&A Session: put your questions to us

The workshop will last 1hr 30 mins and will be hosted via Zoom.



The cost is £11 per household. So, feel free to cram as many family members around the screen as you can 🙂

Once you have your ticket, we will follow up with an email for you to register for the Zoom meeting, following which you will receive the Zoom meeting link and entry password. So, look out for that.

Please note, tickets are non-refundable.



We’re very excited to be welcoming two special guest speakers this month…

Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal, co-authors of Hedgerow Medicine, Wayside Medicine, Kitchen Medicine and their latest book Eat Your Weeds!

Julie is a practising naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and natural healer. She is a Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) and was one of the founding organisers of HerbFest, an annual gathering celebrating healing plants and herbal medicine.

Matthew’s first recorded proper words (according to his mother, who wouldn’t exaggerate on such a matter) were ‘meadowsweet’, uttered on a nature walk in the River Trent marshes when he was nearly three. He grew up in a family of gardeners and botanists and, while not following his kinfolk into professional gardening or horticulture, he has never forgotten this early ‘greening’, and delights in herb walks and botanical rambles. He is a career editor and writer of books, magazines and newspapers, in both the UK and South Africa.

Matthew and Julie work together on their books, undertaking the research, writing, photography, layout and indexing as a team under the Hedgerow Medicine banner. Check out their website here.

Event details

Date: August 18, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Zoom Meeting

Cost: £11

julie bruton-seal and matthew seal

Your Tutors: James & Lea Kendall

James is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom, having worked in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years. James’ approach to teaching  steers his students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us; “Bushcraft skills are an effective way to do this as we learn how to make use of natural materials and live lightly with the land, whilst also connecting with our own ancient past by seeing the land through the eyes of our ancestors.”

Lea is a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting practitioner. She is a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. Lea is an active forager, passionate about how we can use common plants for both food and medicine. She enjoys making her own tinctures and medicinal remedies for treating common ailments.

James and Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom
eat your weeds collage

Skills you will learn

Over the course of these monthly workshops you will learn a range of skills, including…


Campfire Cooking


Hedgerow Medicine


Tree & Plant identification


Hedgerow Foraging


Nature Connection


Campfire snacks


Reading the Landscape


Bushcraft for families

Book now

This workshop costs just £11 per household and is open to anyone. Children are welcome to attend with their families, though please note the content will be taught at an adult level. You can read our Event Terms & Conditions here.


August 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Zoom Meeting


Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


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