2 Day Fruit & Fungus Foraging Course

fungus forage, mushrooms, wild foodsWhat’s it about?

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.

What will you do?

On the first day of this fabulous foraging weekend, we’ll 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.

Once we get back to our woodland camp, you’ll prepare all the wonderful ingredients collected, cook them and eat them!  Everyone gets their own dish to cook and add to the banquet.Edible Mushrooms by Geoff Dann

You’ll 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’ll 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!

If time permits you’ll get the opportunity to make some jams, jellies, cordials and syrups to take away.

We’ll also cover some basic fire lighting.

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You can see dates for all of our courses here.

Other information

Location: Westwell, Kent

Duration: 2 days

Start: 6pm Friday

End: 4pm Sunday

Course size: Maximum of 10

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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by Bob & Gino on Jack Raven Bushcraft
2 Day Autumn foraging coarse

Fantastic two days foraging coarse plus additional information on many aspects about bushcraft & cooking techniques, we will both be making a fire pit as this is a great way to cook. Will no doubt be attending further courses. Should have done this years ago!

by Edward Graham on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Superb Weekend

The depth of knowledge that Gary and his team brought to this course made it a real privilege to be in their company. This was also reflected in the incredible knowledge and experience of Geoff Dann, who joined us for the mushroom foraging on Sunday. What made the weekend truly stand out was the warmth and patience with which Gary, Nicola, Geoff and Jules looked after me and all the other guests. I hope to join another course soon to continue the fun.

by Des on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Pucker foraging and shrooms

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.

by Rob on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Foraging weekend

Excellent Course, exactly what you would want if you know very little about foraging. Good tuition, good company and good food.

by Sam on Jack Raven Bushcraft
2 Day foraging course

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.

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