Foraging has been popular for some years now, with enthusiasm for gathering food from wild and natural places only increasing as we look to reduce our plastic waste and live more sustainably.
This courses teaches you how to identify a minimum of edible plants, how to cook and prepare them, how to forage sustainably, as well as learning different plant stories, their nutritional values, their folklore, mystery and history. A truly unique day in the woods.
|Saturday 11th June 2022 – Exmouth Forest School (10am – 4pm)|
|Saturday 17th September 2022 – Exmouth Forest School (10am – 4pm)|
|Saturday 15th October 2022 – Exmouth Forest School (10am – 4pm)|
Exmouth Forest School
Step into the footsteps of your ancestors and learn basic plant and fungi identification skills in this one day introduction to foraging. Spend a day immersed in nature, sharing a meal cooked on the campfire. Learn about finding, gathering, cooking and preserving wild foods.
Over the course of the day, our trainers will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on correct identification and possible look-alikes. We will also provide a range of tasters of pre-made wild foods from jams and syrups to infusions and pickles. You will be provided a hand out with key information that you will have covered during the day as well as a plan for developing your own foraging knowledge by choosing 5 species to get to know well over the next 6 months.
Please bring along anything you feel necessary for a day outdoors. Our main campsite area has tarpaulin shelters, but walking around the site will take place come rain or shine.