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Wild Food Foraging

Chris Hope, aka Ipso phyto, is the wild plant and foraging educator from The Wild Plant Guide. Chris teaches about wild foods in numerous towns and cities all year round.

This year at Hedge-u-cation, Chris will be hosting a number of wild food foraging walks, plant identification workshops and experimental wild food culinary adventures in the Wild Food Lab!

Man inspecting edible plants

  Our resident wild plant and foraging educator at work!

The foraging programme will include daily morning forage walks, including some basic gastronomical botany, as well as a range of different afternoon workshops. These will include sessions on wild food preparation, cookery, and the simple to learn, offgrid preservation techniques of lacto-fermentation.

To aid and abet your foraging adventures, Chris will be bringing some information handouts.

Spaces are limited, so please book at your earliest convenience to guarantee your place!

Full programme (Times may be subject to changes):

Monday
10.30 -11.00 An introduction to foraging for beginners
11.15 -12.45 Introductory foraging walk
15.00 – Wild food lacto-fermentation

Tuesday
10.30 – 11.00 Basic Foraging botany
11.15 – 12/45 Foraging walk
15.30 – Wild food preparation and cookery

Wednesday
10.30 – 11.00 Plant identification hacks – fast track your foraging
11.15 – 12.45 Foraging walk
15.00 – Wild food lacto fermentation

Thursday
10.30 – 11.30 Poisonous plants I/D workshop
11.30 -13.00 Foraging walk
15.30 – Wild food preparation and cookery – Edible insects

Friday
10.30 – 11.15 Plant identification hacks – fast track your foraging
11.30 – 13.00 Foraging walk
15.30 – 17.00 Wild food cookery/ Lacto-fermentation tastings

Saturday
11.30 – 13.30 Foraging Walk

Sunday
11.30 – 13.00 Kids foraging challenge competition