Wild Food Walks and Courses 2016:
Bristol park walks
Brandon Hill Park – Bristol – Saturday 3rd September. 10.30am Blaise Estate – Bristol – Sunday 18th September. 10.30am
On these wild food walks you will learn about all sorts of delicious edibles growing in the park. We will look at fruit which can be foraged later in the season and put to good use in the kitchen. There will also be discussion about the medicinal uses of plants, many of which can be used to help build resistance to colds and flu during the Winter months. Bring a friend, a camera and a sense of adventure. On our walk you can sample some of my tasty chutneys, vinegars, syrups etc, all made from wild ingredients.
September 3rd Course £30 –
September 18th Course £30 –
The New Forest – Saturday 8th October, Sunday 9th October, Saturday 22nd October, Sunday 23rd October. Walks start at 10.30 am
On our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of fungi, preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals.
October 1st Course £35 –
October 2nd Course £35 –
October 15th Course £35 –
October 16th Course £35-
Mushroom walks (West Country)
Bristol – Sunday 6th November, Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th November. Walks start at 10.30 amOn our mushroom hunts we will look at safe identification of fungi, preferred habitats of different species, what to eat and what not to eat plus I will give you some ideas for turning your foraged ingredients into tasty meals.
November 6th Course £35 –
November 13th Course £35 –
November 20th Course £35 –
Bristol Food Connections/Walk Fest walk
The Dingle, Blaise Estate, Bristol – Bristol. Sunday 1st May, 11.00-1.00pm
Walking in picturesque surroundings, discover numerous tasty wild plants growing in our urban green spaces. During the walk we’ll discuss how to create delicious meals from wild ingredients you’ve foraged, plus we’ll look at plant families, habitats and lots more. There’ll also be a chance to sample some of my homemade pickles, fermented wild leaves and Elderberry cordial.
Bristol Food Connections/Walk Fest walk
Brandon Hill Park, Bristol. Saturday 7th May, 11.00-1.00pm
Exploring one of Bristol’s great treasures and a haven for wildlife, discover numerous tasty wild plants growing in our urban green spaces. Learn about plant families, the hidden habitats of Brandon Hill Park and discover its edible secrets. During the walk I will talk about how you can create delicious meals from wild ingredients that you forage. There’ll also be a chance to sample some of my homemade pickles, fermented wild leaves and Elderberry cordial.
Spring salads walks
Blaise Estate, Bristol – Saturday 12th, Saturday 26th March. 10.30am-1.30pm
Discover numerous, seasonal wild plants that can be foraged during Springtime. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some seasonal recipes with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and also to sample my tasty, home made cordial made from wild ingredients. Plants we can expect to see include Nettles, Wild Garlic, Ground Elder, Meadowsweet and Hawthorn
Spring salads walks
North East Somerset, Brean Down – Saturday 9th and Sunday 24th April. 10.30am-1.30pm
Discover numerous, seasonal wild plants that can be foraged during Springtime. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some seasonal recipes with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and also to sample my tasty, home made cordial made from wild ingredients. Plants we can expect to see include Wild Mint, Aromatic Alexanders, Sorrel and Pennywort. This location also has stunning views across the Severn Estuary.
Wild Food Feast
The Community Farm, Chew Magna – Saturday 30th May. 10.00am …this is a Chelsea Fringe in Bristol event
Join us for a day of foraging at The Community Farm, in Somerset. During the morning we will explore the hedgerows and wild areas of the farm as well as the banks of Chew Valley Lake. You will forage your own tasty salad leaves and seeds, learning about what’s in season and good to eat right now. Our chef will then show you how to transform your foraged ingredients into a delicious meal, cooked on site at the farm. It doesn’t matter whether you have experience of foraging or you are completely new to the subject, you’re sure to find this an enjoyable and interesting day – bring a camera, some comfortable footwear and a friend. £50 per person
Hedgerow and woodland walk
Somerset – Sunday 15th May. 10.30am
On this walk we will look at some favourite edible plants which grow along the wayside in an idyllic rural spot near Bath. We will discuss plants that are in season now, their medicinal uses and some recipes with which to impress your friends and family. As well as trying some of the plants we find, you will have a chance to sample some of my tasty chutneys, vinegars and syrups, all made from wild ingredients.
Bristol park walk
Blaise Estate – Sunday 29th May. 10.30am
May 29th Course £30
Foraging Walk & Harty Supper
Foraging walk in Clevedon, followed by supper at Hart’s Bakery, Bristol – Saturday 11th June…this is a Chelsea Fringe in Bristol event
Walk: 10.30am-1.30pm, Clevedon
Meal 7.30pm, Hart’s Bakery, Bristol
Join me for a morning of coastal foraging along The Poet’s Walk, Clevedon. Discover and forage delicious, seasonal wild herbs and coastal vegetables. In the evening, relax and enjoy a vegetarian feast prepared by the Harty Suppers team – expect fresh, wild ingredients and wonderfully new flavours!
June 11th Course £65 – postponed
*Note: The price includes both the foraging walk and evening meal- following our walk you will have the afternoon to yourself. We will meet again around 6.45pm at Harts Bakery.
I will email all the information you need once you have booked. This will include: what to bring, what to wear and exactly when and where to meet.
Clevedon – Saturday 18th June, Sunday 19th June, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Sunday 31st July. Sunday 14th August. 10.30am
June 18th Course £35
June 19th Course £35
July 10th Course £35
July 31st Course £35
August 14th Course £35
Where the wild things are
Children’s foraging walk
Blaise Estate – Bristol – Friday 12th, Friday 19th August. 10.30am
Learning in the fresh air; have fun picking lots of different leaves, flowers and seeds, all of which you can eat! Discover things you never knew about the plants growing right under your nose – in the park. With a super forager’s quiz and a chance to taste the things I make from the things I find – like my yummy syrups and cordials.
This foraging walk will last around one and a half hours. Although aimed at children these walks will have lots of interesting information for adults too.
Price: £10 per adult and £10 per child
Grown ups welcome but must be accompanied by a child!