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Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Erddig)

April 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

£55
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Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join us as we explore the world of edible plants, roots and wild game. “Food tastes better outdoors” is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself.

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.

This one day course looks at some of the best and tastiest ways to enjoy wild food. From our basecamp set in the ancient woodland at the National Trust’s Erddig estate we will be exploring the forest and hedges in search of “food for free.”

  • Take a guided foraging walk through the woodlands
  • Gain confidence in identifying a variety of edible plants
  • Learn how to prepare chicken over the fire with pans or foil
  • Understand the four main cooking areas of the campfire
  • Create sustaining meals using wild ingredients
  • Confidently identify, prepare and consume a wide variety of wild foods
  • Try baking your own delicious bread in a dutch oven
  • Learn how to forage with a sustainable approach to the habitat
  • Enjoy a range of wild foods freshly prepared by you and the tutors at basecamp

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The course costs £55 per person and is open to adult learners aged 16 years and over. The day begins at 9.30am and finishes as 4.30pm. You can get your tickets at the bottom of this event page.

About the Tutors

james kendall. bushcraft instructor in north walesJames Kendall is Bushcraft Instructor and Forest School Leader. He has been working in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years now. He received the Bushcraft Competency Certificate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of real experience and practical study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community-owned woodland in Wales, overseeing the management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

James has always had an affinity with woodland habitats, being at home amongst the trees, and he has made it his mission to study under some of the UK leaders in bushcraft, greenwood crafts and sustainable woodland management including; Dave Watson (Woodland Survival Crafts), Ben Law (woodsman, author, and eco-builder) Patrick Whitefield (permaculture teacher and author) and Mike Abbott (author and greenwood craftsman).

lea kendall - counsellor and life coachLea Kendall is a qualified Counsellor and Life Coach. Lea is also a qualified Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner,  and as a Woodland Activity Leader she hosts regular sessions on Wellbeing in the Woods where she leads activities such as foraging for medicinal plants, forest bathing and nature therapy.

“I am a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. My training as an Counsellor worked toward my long-term goal to incorporate nature therapy into my services. I am passionate about finding ways to increase the self-esteem of people and encouraging motivation through positive experience, shared enthusiasm and a nurturing environment.”

 

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About the Venue

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483.

Erddig is home to Grade I listed gardens. Tours are given daily to visitors or you can freely explore the impressive walled garden, now restored to its 18th-century formal design. With rare fruit trees and a National Collection of Ivies, Erddig’s garden is a very special place.

Visitors can learn about its history, design, restoration and conservation. Discover how this magnificent garden is managed today. Then, in your own time, revisit your favourite parts, or just sit and relax.

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants. Discover life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century.

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Venue Facilities

Whilst you’re enjoying everything our course has to offer, perhaps the rest of your family can enjoy visiting the National Trust property for the day and might want to take advantage of the many things Erddig Hall & Gardens has to offer…

  • Tea-room and restaurant
  • Take home a selection of peat-free plants in spring and summer
  • Try a bottle of Erddig’s own cider
  • Gift Shop with a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas
  • Daily tours of the hall and gardens
  • Free parking
  • The Wolfs Den, a 2.5 acre natural play area for little ones
  • 1,200 acre parkland to discover

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.

 

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Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Erddig Hall & Gardens
Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01978 355314
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig

Tickets

12 available
1 Adult: Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Erddig)£55.00Admits 1 adult to Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery at Erddig, on 18th April 2020