My walks run for 2.5 hours and are an introduction to foraging for flavour in order to teach, the rules, identification techniques, folklore and the history associated with wild ingredients. Throughout the walk we will identify seasonal ingredients and compare and contrast with their dangerous counterparts. During this I will be regularly visiting certain techniques of preservation and ways in which to create tasty wild ingredients to use at home along with a few tasters.
No, I prepare everything in advance from private sites. Many locations have rules surrounding foraging which will be discussed. Purely identification and my favourite information about them is what will be discussed.
On booking you will receive an automated new order confirmation email which sadly hits junk on occasions. The details of the walk will be sent 3 days prior to the session so I can check weather and best meeting point for the chosen route on the site.
I will teach the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles lying all around us. During the event I will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on responsible & respectful harvesting, identification and possible dangerous lookalikes. I will provide a follow up email with what we have seen, links to resources online, book recommendations and more.
Bring along anything you feel necessary for a few hours outside in all elements. Please check the weather before attending the event, bring water for the day and should you feel the need for snacks please feel free to bring them. I do provide bread, a wild condiment or two and some drinks tasters throughout the session. It is not a full meal.
Yes but need to be kept on a lead
I speak a lot about poison and also make many infusions that contain alcohol (but not all). If you are ok with these being discussed in front of your child then I have no problem.