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Introduction to Foraging Course

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fascinating Introduction to Foraging Course. You’ll gather and prepare your own wild ingredients, gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots.

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

The British countryside is overflowing with delicious wild ingredients that will spice up your cooking, but novice foragers may be nervous about getting started – and of course, it’s absolutely crucial to know what you’re picking and make sure it’s safe to eat. So, join us for a day of foraging under the keen eye of expert forager Adrian Boots!

We’ll spend the morning on a walk through the beautiful countryside surrounding Vale House Kitchen, picking our own ingredients, and learning more from Adrian about landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, and their relationships and seasonality with wild food. It’s a fascinating chance to learn about the history from our ancient hunter gatherer ancestors through to today’s culture including ecology, conservation, safety, rules and regulations.

Returning to Vale House Kitchen for a fantastic seasonal foragers’ lunch, and then spend the afternoon in the classroom turning our freshly-gathered goodies into some delicious recipes. You’ll be able to take plenty of your own creations home, and will also take away a course booklet full of recipes and tips.

Course date: 23rd April 2022

Price per person: £195.00

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


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Introduction to Foraging - 23-04-2022
£ 195.00
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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