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Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Hawarden)

May 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

£55
foraging for wild food in north wales training course

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 woodland at the Hawarden Farm Shop 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 without 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

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 wales

James 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 coach

Lea 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.”

 

wild food foraging course in north wales

About the Venue

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is an award-winning purveyor of local produce surrounded by 25 acres of its own fields, orchards and woodlands. Much of their meat, fruit and veg is reared and grown on the estate and is not only for sale in the excellent Farm Shop but also served up in their tasty cafe. The estate also plays host to the Good Life Experience annual festival and hosts an exicting programme of events throughtout the year. “Provenance is key to us because we not only believe in food that tastes great but that is also local, sustainable and is good for our community, the environment and our customer’s health.”

The Woodland Classroom basecamp is set within the estate’s beautiful woods where in spring you can find snowdrops and bluebells, in summer count the bird species and in autumn identify the bugs rooting around under the leaf litter.

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is easily accessible from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Chester City Centre is only 15 minutes drive away. Central Wrexham is just 20 mins drive away. The venue postcode is CH5 3FB.

Venue Facilities

Whilst you’re enjoying your workshop, your family might want to take advantage of the many things Hawarden Estate Farm Shop has to offer…

♦ Weekend Makers & Producers Market Place
♦ Cafe with a fantastic seasonal menu
♦ Kids adventure play ground
♦ Farm Shop including; butchery, fresh & local fruit n’ veg, a superb selection of local cheeses
♦ The best coffee in the area (fact)
♦ Nature trail
♦ Hawarden Old Castle (open to the public select dates in the year)
♦ An ever growing list of events throughout the year for all ages & more

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

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
01244 533 442
Website:
https://www.hawardenestate.co.uk

Tickets

11 available
1 Adult: Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery 09/05/19£55.00Admits 1 Adult to to Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop on Saturday 9th May 2020