Held on privately owned farmland near to Boundary in Derbyshire, close to the Leicestershire border, this foraging course takes place of grassland, hedgerow and woodland. It offers a range of habitats to learn about wild edibles growing all around us in the UK. This foraging course walk is easy to reach from Derby, Leicester, Hinckley, Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton-upon-Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, and Lichfield.
On this walk, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.
When we meet up, we will go through the basics of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.
The course includes:
- an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice
- exploration of the venue introduction to a number of edible species
- instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes
- tips on harvesting
- information on where to find these species again
- recipe ideas
- wild food treat/s to sample
- digital information sheet sent after the course
Samples of tasty wild food treat/s could include soups, pestos, salts, pickles, syrups, cordials, jams, jellies, leathers, vinegars, and preserves. All are either 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.
Please note, this course takes place in close proximity to horses and their grazing land.
Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.
Exact meet-up location and further information sent two days before the course date.
Terms and conditions can be found on www.foragingcoursecompany.co.uk/termsandconditions
We cannot guarantee what wild edibles will be growing on our courses, such is the nature of foraging. However, as a rough guide of the seasons, spring is usually predominantly plants and perhaps some mushrooms; summer is usually plants, fruits and perhaps some mushrooms, and autumn is usually predominantly mushrooms with some plants, fruits and nuts