May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£25
Explore wild plants that you can eat in your local patch. Join us for a guided walk through a range of landscapes on the hunt for the best wild foods that spring has to offer. Gain confidence in foraging and learn how to use these wild plants in your own cooking.
Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last resort. But to the forager, our woodlands and hedgerows are full of tasty and filling wild food opportunities.
You’ll be taking a half day ramble along the hedgerows and forest on the hunt for “food for free” all set against the backdrop of mixed woodlands and open uplands of Longwood Community Woodland, with 325 acres of wild space to explore. Don’t forget to bring your own basket or bag to grab some wild edibles to take home.
- Take a guided foraging walk through the woods, meadows & hedgerows
- Gain confidence in identifying a variety of edible plants
- Discover medicinal uses for seasonal wild plants
- Get a copy of our Spring Foragers Guide
- Learn how to forage with a sustainable approach to the habitat
- Understand the law and your rights when foraging
- Discover which wild edibles have poisonous lookalikes
Your Tutors: Lea & James 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.
Skills you will learn
Over the course of the programme you will learn a range of skills, including…