Worcestershire West Foraging Course
About this course
The gardens of the tranquil Kyre Park are considered some of the finest in Worcestershire and offer a feast for the senses throughout the seasons.
This privately-owned estate has a rich history, into which the follies, grottos, pools and brooks offer a glimpse. Its located within rolling countryside close to the Herefordshire and Shropshire borders.
With a wonderful mixture of native species and ornamental introductions, Kyre Park has plenty of edible plants and fungi to learn about.
This course is easy to reach from Bromyard, Leominster, Ludlow, Birmingham, Kidderminster, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Evesham, and Worcester.
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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Saturday 6 August 2022 - Sales closed
Friday 9 September 2022 - Book here
Saturday 15 October 2022 - Book here
Spring 2023 dates added from October onwards
Cost and duration
£50 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm
Kyre Park, Worcestershire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course
Varying terrain, with some hills, mostly grassland, waterside 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 parking
Terms and conditions
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