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A huge welcome back to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist who is going to be guiding you through this beginner’s guide to foraging. Justine will also help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health. You will also learn about those mystical mushrooms and how to identify several abundant varieties even at this time of year. You will also learn the basics of foraging and how to sustainably harvest seasonal edibles for their nutritional and medicinal values. All classes will be suitable for all different levels - just come with the desire to learn! ! ! You will leave having an understanding of some of the most commonly found plants that you can forage and also ones that you need to avoid! ! ! Start your journey to a lifetime of free food and the health benefits associated with it. Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!
With darker and colder winter months around us, let's celebrate with dishes that puts the "Great" into Britain and are the ultimate in comfort food. Fantastic, hearty, easy to replicate dishes that will remain timeless classics. It's the ultimate in feel good food that supports local farmers and producers too!
- Warm Scotch eggs with curried mayonnaise
- D'oyley's Chicken and Mushroom Pie
- Creamy mash and seasonal vegetables
- Sticky toffee pudding with Creme Anglaise
We are so happy that Louise is returning for hopefully another sell out class! As you can see our last class had so much fun! Lean how to make a beautiful bowl shaped basket with a willow or hazel wood handle, then filled in with willow weaving rods...perfect for fruit, eggs, vegetables or a small stylish shopper. Learn how to weave from nature's most sustainable materials. Endless cups of tea and coffee and we provide you with a wonderful grazing board of local ingredients for lunch! No previous skills necessary, although some manual dexterity and patience will be needed, a full day of weaving can be tiring. Bring sharp secateurs if you have them and wear old trousers. If you have a recent injury, suffer from RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis please check with us first!