Foraging Courses

Foraging for wild food can be a very rewarding experience.  As well as finding nutritious food for free you also have a great day out, exercising, walking with friends or just enjoying the scenery.

Finding and identifying wild berries, plants and fungi can be a daunting task, so a number of people around the UK have arranged foraging weekends and courses, so that you can learn how to find, identify, pick and cook with wild food.

We have put together a list of some of the course providers but if you know of any more then please let us know using the comments section at the end of this article.

Foraging courses in the UK

Selfsufficientish.com – Wild food foraging courses for spring 2010 calendar.

Fat Hen – Wild food foraging, cooking & feasting courses & events set in West Cornwall.

Tudor Farnhouse – Foraging and Tutored Walks in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Hedgerow Harvest – Foraging and willd food courses. Scheduled courses are based near Marlborough in Wiltshire and near Dorchester in Dorset.

Taste the Wild – Fun and informative courses based in North Yorkshire.

Wild Food School – Wild Food School courses are essentually ‘fluid’ offering introductory half-day, day, 2-day and week-long sessions where students can gain hands-on experience in identifying and using Britain’s edible wild plants, and do so in an informal learning environment. A Distance Learning programme is also available which may be of more benefit to folks who don’t have the time to visit.