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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Great day with a fantastic curry at the end. Had good weather and a lovely group of people.
Great day, very informative & friendly, in all a superb experience. We now look at wild plants in a totally different way. Although we both have & do spend a lot of time in the countryside we learnt to much to remember. I would do it all again.Will book for the 2 day Autumn forage in the next couple of days.
We did the foraging course and absolutely loved it! Gary, Nicola and the team have such an abundance of knowledge and a real passion for what they do, i would highly recommend this to everyone!
Yet another fantastic day with the Jack Raven team. The day course is accessible for complete beginners with plenty of time for asking questions and taking photos of plants. Great for experienced folk too, Gary and Nicola have a wealth of knowledge!The food prepared was all delicious and recipes are provided on the blog for many of the dishes made. A beautiful site, a fantastic day, well worth attending.
Had a fabulous day with Gary, Nicola and the dog Willow! Learnt so much and had an amazing feast cooked with the plants we had foraged in a gorgeous woodland setting. Would definitely recommend this course!