Foraging is for anyone who loves nature and is excited and inquisitive about food (and where it comes from)
What is a forage?
Generally, a forage is a slow-paced process, aimed at covering observation and information rather than mileage. During the walk you’ll be encouraged to observe, using all of your senses to guide you in finding and recognising the plants, fungi and wildlife around us. Recognition of plants is a wonderfully sensory experience; squeezing and smelling leaves, rubbing them between your fingers to get a sense of their juices and oils, and tasting nectar is all a part of the adventure. Sensory experiences are triggers for the memory, and people are often surprised at what they start to remember. There will be lots of leaning on fences, one foot on the bottom bar, looking at the horizon.
What a forage isn’t….
A route march or a yomp or a race.
Our foraging courses are suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities, including families and children. I also offer courses specifically aimed at kids between the ages of 6(ish) and 12(ish), looking at fewer plants than on the adult courses, but including outdoor on-the-spot cooking and some bushcraft activities. I ask that one adult accompanies up to 4 children.
What We offer...
Full-day courses running from 10 am - 5pm, including refreshments, lunch, and workshops
Half-day courses, running during the week, including forage and lunch
Half-day courses for kids during the holidays, including refreshments
We can also offer bespoke bookings, tailoring the course to suit you. Whether it’s a hedgerow cocktail session or a team building exercise, just email us using the form below with your requirements and we shall do our best to deliver.
We run various forages throughout the year with the prices starting from £50 for a half a day forage. For details of our next event please visit our courses page.