Northampton Foraging Course
About this course
Northampton's 900-year-old Delapré Abbey, with its own walled gardens, formal plantings and arboretum, stands in 500 acres of parkland. This diverse location also offers woodland and a large lake.
With such a range of foraging habitats, this is a wonderful place to learn about edible plants and mushrooms that can be found in the UK.
And, as an added bonus, participants on this course will have access to the Abbey itself (subject to Covid-restrictions and opening).
Located on the southern edge of Northampton, this foraging course is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike, and easy to reach from Kettering, Daventry, Banbury, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Bletchley, Banbury, Brackley, Coventry, Huntingdon and Buckingham.
On this foraging course, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look.
The course includes (subject to Covid restrictions):
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, ferments, vinegar or cordial
digital information sheet after the course
We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date. Springtime and summer courses are predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found depending on seasonal weather. Summer courses should also have fruits and flowers to learn about. Autumn courses are mostly mushroom-focused with a small amount of plants available.
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Saturday 15 May 2021 - here
Wednesday 9 June 2021 - here
Sunday 22 August 2021 - here
Friday 17 September 2021 - here
Wednesday 29 September 2021 - here
Saturday 16 October 2021 - here
Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Delapré Abbey, Northampton - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, mostly grassland and woodland
Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course
Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course
Free car park
Terms and conditions
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