Buckinghamshire Foraging Course
Foraging Course Buckinghamshire
Friday 3 April 2020 - 8 spaces left
Saturday 2 May 2020 - 15 spaces left
Sunday 7 June 2020 - 11 spaces left
Late Summer and Autumn dates published in spring 2020
Cost: £40 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours
Start time: 12pm
The beautiful and historic Penn Wood is owned by the Woodland Trust, which has kindly given permission to The Foraging Course Company to run courses here. The wood includes a mixtures of deciduous and coniferous trees, and has lots of interesting features to discover.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this course is within easy reach of Amersham, High Wycombe, Chesham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Maidenhead, Berkhamstead, Hemel Hempstead and North West London.
When we meet up, we will go through laws and safety points 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
wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, vinegar, cordial
digital information sheet sent after the course
Any samples given are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.
The exact meeting location and park access details will given two days before the course date.
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.
A donation is given to the Woodland Trust for each course run by The Foraging Course Company at Penn Wood
We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. As a rough guide, Springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found; Summer courses should also have fruits and flowers to learn about, and Autumn courses should be mostly mushroom-focused with a small amount of plants available