Peterborough Foraging Course
Foraging Course Walk Peterborough
Saturday 20 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
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Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre, near Peterborough, is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust. It aims to keep rural and farming skills alive, and supports rare breeds. With its varied habitats, surrounded by organic farmland, it gives plenty of opportunity to explore the edible plants and fungi of the UK. This foraging course is easy to get to from Huntingdon, Grantham, Peterborough, Kettering, Corby, Northampton, Bedford, Stamford, Oakham, and Cambridge.
At Sacrewell Farm, you'll 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 laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.
"Interesting, informative and fun. I was scared of foraging before, but now I feel confident enough to make a start. I highly recommend!"
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.
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