Day courses last approximately 8hrs and include a foraged themed lunch cooked on a campfire. These courses are hands on and will involve harvesting of wild species for food, drink and medicine.
This full day course is for the novice forager wishing to learn more about the wonderful world of mushrooms beyond "Can I eat it?". Fungi are so much more than just a wild food source and all the different families and species found along the way will be looked at.
The course is run from a woodland bushcraft basecamp at Colin Godmans farm and the surrounding land. We will be looking for mushrooms, brackets and other types of weird and wonderful fungi that you can hope to find along footpaths, in fields and woodland. We will also show you how to identify key trees and plants that can help in identifying which species you’ve found. A foraged lunch and refreshments are provided and will be something wild mushroom based and although our focus will not be harvesting for food we will undoubtedly have some edible species to try at the end of the day too. Habitat covered includes; wetlands, alder carr, pasture and mixed woodland.
You will get to explore the many and varied habitats at this location under the guidance of experienced forager James Grant. James will show you how to approach the subject of fungi collecting for identification and how to go about identifying some of the species that can be recognised by eye and using a field guide.
The day is split into four sessions with two 30 minute brew breaks and 1 hour for lunch.
All of our one day Foraged courses include a 3 course lunch showcasing wild foods.
When booking onto one of these courses make sure you inform us of any dietary requirements, food allergies, pregnancy etc. during the checkout process.
Hot water for drinks will be provided by way of a brewfire kettle. Foraged teas and cordials will also be provided.
What we do not provide is any caffeine, sugar or dairy but you are more than welcome to bring your own if you need to.