West Midlands Foraging Course

About this course 
 

Special permission has been granted for us to run courses at this site 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, Drotiwich 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

  • tips on harvesting

  • information on where to find these species again

  • recipe ideas

  • 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.

Date

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Wednesday 26 May 2021 - Book here

Friday 25 June 2021 - Book here
Late summer and autumn dates added from May onwards

Cost and duration

£50 per person (inc fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

South west Solihull, West Midlands - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, including grassland and woodland

Age limit

Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course

Parking

Free car park and streetside parking

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

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