Who’s it for?
This 2 day autumn fruits & fungus foraging course brings together some of our own passions, namely the British countryside, fresh, sustainable ingredients, cooking and great food! If you share any of those passions, or simply want to know more about the fantastic edible nuts, roots, berries and fungus that mother nature has gifted us, then this is the weekend for you.
You might also want to take a look at our 2 day spring foraging course!
What will you do?
On the first day of this fabulous foraging weekend, we will take you for a gentle stroll around our woodland and neighbouring fields and hedgerows and collect various plants, nuts and berries. Of course, we’ll also show you those that are to be avoided.
You will also be able to try out different backwoods cooking techniques and cook dishes with venison and pigeon using grills, skillet, dutch oven, pit oven, bin oven and embers.
On day two we switch the focus to fungus foraging. We will be joined by mushroom foraging expert Geoff Dann, author of ‘ Edible Mushrooms: a forager’s guide to the wild fungi of Britain, Ireland and Europe’. Geoff really knows his stuff and this is a brilliant opportunity to learn from one of the best out there. After our fungi forage we’ll return to camp and cook them up!
We’ll also cover some basic fire lighting and you will make some cooking utensils that you can take home with you.
If time permits you will get the opportunity to make some jams, jellies, cordials and syrups to take away.
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You can see dates for all of our courses here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 2 days
Start: 6pm Friday
End: 4pm Sunday
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: Fully catered
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp. We’ll transport your bags in our 4×4.
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Attended the recent foraging and fungi weekend.The food,instruction and staff aswell as the other folks who attended were great.Jeff Dann was faultless with his instruction and knowledge on a subject that welcomes even the most fearful people to the subject of mushroom foraging.Excellento .Cheers to Gary and Nicola.All the best.Des
Excellent Course, exactly what you would want if you know very little about foraging. Good tuition, good company and good food.
Just come back from a great weekend on the foraging course, Nicola and Gary were really great,and met a good bunch of people. Enjoyed the whole experience from foraging for leaves, fruits and mushrooms to cooking in the group and sleeping under a tarp, would highly recommend this course.
Having already attended the Spring equivalent last year, it seemed only logical to sample Autumn's delights. This time we were supplemented by a visit from Geoff Dann on the Sunday who is a leading light in Mushroom foraging - so we were in safe hands when we came to sample our earlier fungi harvesting.As ever, Nicola & Gary provided a terrific 2 day course, full of learning but at a pace to suit the whole group. The food we gathered was prepped & incorporated into other ingredients to make hearty, tasty grub to cater for our varied palates. The pit oven gammon with foraged apples was wonderful!The, at times, inclement weather did not detract from the enjoyment & thanks must also be extended to Bob & Peter who provided valuable support to make the whole weekend another great experience.Highly recommended - woof to Willow!Ben & Jayne
Thanks to Gary as Nicola for another excellent course and a lovely time back in the woods.The mushroom walk was really interesting, and some were really tasty ;-).A good variety of subjects during the weekend and i enjoyed making a spatula. Thank You - I will be back