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Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

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Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots.

You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with wild food. Learn about the history from our ancient hunter gatherer ancestors through to today’s culture including ecology, conservation, safety, rules and regulations.

After a full morning’s foray in the beautiful Somerset countryside, we return to Vale House Kitchen for a fantastic seasonal Foragers lunch. We’ll spend the afternoon making some foraged treats to take home.

SKILLS

How to forage sustainably within the law and with good practice
How to safely collect prepare and cook common seasonal wild foods
Identify common seasonal edible and non-edible plants and fungi and the habitats in which to find them

Course date: 27th September 2018

Price per person: £140

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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“Can’t think of any way this course can be improved. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative day.”

Course Member - Foraging course

“Fantastic day, amazing hosts, teachers and just a wonderful overall experience. Great way to spend the day, would highly recommend. What a lovely family and gorgeous facilities and local area.”

Course Member - Foraging course

“Great day in a lovely location with expert tutors and great hosts.”

Course Member - Foraging course

“The lunch was fabulous and the atmosphere really friendly and fun. A brilliant day of interesting and delicious stuff.”

Course Member - Foraging course

“I would find it nearly impossible to find a way of improving this course.”

Course Member - Foraging course