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Commonwork 9

26th-26th March 2022

Introduction to Wild Food: Spring Foraging

Explore the beautiful Bore Place estate with a professional forager, learning how to identify and use wild plants, trees and fungi for food.

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR, UK

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Foraging is an ancient skill which is becoming increasingly popular as a way to incorporate more fresh sustainable food into our diets and reconnect with nature at the same time. You will be amazed at all the wonderful wild flavours and ways to enjoy them!

Morning Our guided walk will focus on what is available seasonally - mainly flowers and leaves. We will taste a variety of wild plants and gather our favourite ingredients to use in the afternoon.

Lunch Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy alongside our beautiful freshly picked wild salad!

Afternoon We will prepare our foraged ingredients to make a herbal tea and tasty snack on the fire.

We will cover

  • Forager’s code: essential safety, sustainability and legal rules to follow
  • Botany or mycology basics: introduction to identification
  • History and uses of a variety of plants, trees and fungi (season dependant)
  • Selection of wild flavours to taste and a wild salad to gather!
  • Cooking a hot drink and tasty snack on a fire using wild ingredients