Who’s it for?
Our 1 day spring foraging course is for anyone who would like to gain an insight into the edible delights of the British hedgerow and woodlands. So if you’re curious about the plants that grow around you and wonder which you can eat and which you need to avoid, come and join us!
What will I do?
For this spring forage, our focus is on edible plants commonly found in the hedgerow and woodland. If you’re interested in the bounty of fruits nature has to offer, try our autumn foraging course as well!
From the meeting point we’ll take a gentle walk and look at common hedgerow plants that can be eaten; we’ll collect some as we go. We’ll also point out plants to be avoided. 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.
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Another great day in the bush with the friendly Jack Raven team; there's something very satisfying about sitting down for a filling meal together after spending the morning gathering food from the hedgerow. Believe me - you haven't really lived until you've eaten crispy nettles with paprika and foraged for the contents of your spring rolls.
One of the most wholesome and relaxing ways you could find to spend a Saturday.
Good job, guys! I appreciate everything you do.
I've just spent a lovely day at Jack Raven on the 1 day foraging course. It involved a gentle walk where we were taught to be able to identify and responsibly forage for a wide range of woodland and hedgerow plants. We were also shown some of the ones to avoid. We then took our gatherings to the extremely well organised woodland camp and cooked up a feast including nettle pesto, pakora, flat breads, spring rolls and elderflower donuts. Absolutely delicious. I am eager to come again. I'm pleased to say that I've already managed to identify some edible plants in my own garden. Thank you Gary, Nicola and Bob for a well organised and insightful day.