West Midlands Foraging Course
About this course
Special permission has been granted for us to run courses at this site in Earlswood, just south west of Solihull. This venue includes mixed deciduous trees and interesting plants and mushrooms to discover.
Located on the edge of Solihull, this course is within easy reach of Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Coventry, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, and Stourbridge.
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 (subject to Covid restrictions):
an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice
introduction to a number of edible species
instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes
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
This is an educational course, there is no harvesting during the course. Samples are picked for identification purposes only.
We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date - this is the nature of foraging. As a rough guide, springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found. Summer courses may also have fruits and flowers to learn about, with some mushrooms. Autumn courses should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course.
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Friday 5 August 2022 - Full! Join waiting list
Sunday 11 September 2022 - Book here
Saturday 15 October 2022 - Book here
Spring 2022 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
South west Solihull, West Midlands - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, including 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 and streetside parking
Terms and conditions
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