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.
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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!
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.