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How To Identify Edible Fungi & Not Poison Yourself (Online Workshop)
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September 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

john wright edible mushroom workshop

Kickstart your fungi foraging journey & walk the wild mushroom trail.

Join guest tutor John Wright for this special edition of our monthly online workshops. John is a legendary forager and author of the River Cottage Handbooks. James and Lea from Woodland Classroom will also be on hand to host the proceedings.

John will be leading this live webinar highlighting for you selection of wild edible mushrooms that are common, identifiable and available in the hedgerows and woodlands during Autumn. You will learn about fungi you can find and cook tasty dishes with. Crucially, you’ll also learn how not to poison yourself so you can forage with confidence.

The workshop is aimed at beginners to fungi foraging.

Enjoy finding, harvesting and cooking with wild mushrooms with the very best the countryside has to offer. Autumn is the perfect time to begin this fascinating and tasty hobby. Learn what to look for, where to look and what to do with it in the kitchen.

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.


* Common Edible Fungi Identification

* Foraging Do’s & Don’ts

* How To Avoid Poisonous Species

* Wild Fungi Recipe Ideas

* The Seven Mushroom Challenge

* Special Guest Tutor: John Wright, foraging legend & author of the River Cottage Handbooks

* Q&A Session: put your questions to John

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

If you cannot make the workshop on the night, we can send you a recording of it afterwards.

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 with a whole host of nature-based subjects including foraging, tree lore, woodcraft skills and wild medicine.


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.

Event details

Date: Sept 22, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Zoom Meeting

Cost: £11

john wright - foraging and wild food course

Your Tutor: John Wright

James and Lea are taking a back seat this month as we let our very special guest tutor take the reins. Back by popular demand, we’re welcoming probably the most well-known name in foraging; John Wright.

John is the author of no less than four River Cottage Handbooks on Hedgerow, Mushrooms, Seashore and Booze. He is also the author of The Forager’s Calendar, which has been a bible to ourselves in learning about wild food.

Not only does John write for the Guardian, he also has strong connections with River Cottage and has made countless TV and radio appearances.

John hosts his own courses in Dorset through Forager’s Calendar. “I am one of those very lucky people who have managed to turn a hobby (chiefly fungus hunting) into a job. Now I spend my time foraging, and encouraging others to forage through my writing, forays and talks. If you think this sounds at all fun then you are quite right.”

We are proud to be welcoming John to lead this workshop and can’t wait for him to share his expertise with you.

john wright mushroom forager
edible fungi workshop - foraging & wild food

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

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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.


September 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Zoom Meeting


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07876 794098


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