What’s it about?
Our 1 day foraging courses are for anyone who’d like to gain an insight into the edible delights of the British hedgerow and woodlands. So if you’re curious about the plants, berries and fruits that grow around you and wonder which you can eat and which you need to avoid, come and join us!
What will I do?
On our foraging courses the focus is on edible plants, nuts, berries and fruits commonly found in the hedgerow and woodland. Note that what we find and forage will depend on the time of year you come along.
From the meeting point we’ll take an amble along the tranquil lanes of the stunning North Downs Way and look at common plants, hedgerow fruits, berries and nuts that can be eaten; we’ll collect some as we go. We’ll also point out any plants and berries that are poisonous so you know what to avoid.
From the hedgerow we’ll move into ancient woodland and look at different plants, again collecting as we go.
When we arrive at our ancient woodland camp, we’ll have a refresher on the plants we’ve collected before settling in for the afternoon and cooking them. Everyone gets their own dish to cook and contribute to the banquet.
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You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll eat what we forage, but bring a packed lunch as well as it will be late afternoon before the foraged food is ready.
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp.
You might also find these Frequently Asked Questions useful.
What our customers say
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Amazing day! The sun was shining, the hedgerows bountiful and Gary and Nicola were superb hosts. I learnt a lot on the day and had a fantastic meal to boot. Everyone attending the course was friendly and we all had a great time. I'd definitely recommend Jack Raven Bush craft to anyone looking to get more experience of foraging and bushcraft. Thanks again for such a great day out
This 1 day course was excellent as well as great value. We learnt lots and met a range of like minded people willing to share their tips. The course leader was very informative as was his partner, able to answer all our questions and inspire us with their recipes and knowledge. I was not expecting to cook a range of dishes using the produce which was foraged so that was a great surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes we cooked and shared; the camp was great and the whole day was a brilliant experience.
Thank you Gary and Nichola for a very good day.. I learned a lot and want to carry on foraging now. Kevan
My partner and I took my parents and brother here for their christmas present and we all had a great time! Learnt loads and had a great time cooking up all our finds. Will never look at stingy nettles in the same way again 🙂
I took a Saturday foraging course which covered around 18 edible plants and lookalike plants to avoid. Gary, Nicola and Jules are hugely knowledgeable and great teachers. The group was really lovely and the food we cooked from the foraged plants was delicious. I’m now booked up for another course and can’t wait!