Nottingham Foraging Course

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Foraging Course Walk Nottingham

Friday 1 May 2020 - 14 spaces left!

Monday 4 May 2020 - 13 spaces left!

Cost: £40 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start time: 12pm

Situated on outskirts of the city of Nottingham, Woollaton Park is a 500-acre paradise of woodland, parkland, grassland and wetland habitats. At its heart is the dramatic Elizabethan Woollaton Hall, now a Natural History Museum, and it is home to herds of free roaming Fallow and Red Deer. 

The park offers an excellent environment to discover and learn bout the wild edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK. This foraging course is easy to reach from Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Sheffield, Doncaster, Lincoln, Leicester, Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Grantham, and Derby.

This course is focused on introducing you to edible species of plants and mushrooms, and giving you the skills to find them again in your own area. You'll discover how to identify some commonly growing wild foods, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look. When we meet up, we will have a short foraging induction session before heading out to discover the edibles 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 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.

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 sometimes a small amount of plants