02. October 2020 - 12:00 till 15:30
Clowes Wood, Earlswood
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Solihull, West Midlands Wild Food Foraging Course/Walk | Friday, 02. October 2020

Discover the fascinating world of edible plants and mushrooms on this wild food foraging course

About this Event

Special permission has been granted by Natural England and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for us to run courses at the picturesque Clowes Wood. This special site includes a mixed deciduous trees and interesting plants and mushrooms to discover.

Located on the edge of Solihull, this course is within easy reach of Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Coventry, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Drotiwich Spa, Kidderminster, and Stourbridge.

When we meet up, we will go through laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.

The course includes (subject to government restrictions):

  • an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice
  • exploration of the venue introduction to a number of edible species
  • instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes
  • tips on harvesting
  • information on where to find these species again
  • recipe ideas
  • wild food treat/s to sample
  • digital information sheet sent after the course

Samples of tasty wild food treats can include soups, pestos, salts, pickles, syrups, cordials, jams, jellies, leathers, vinegars, and preserves. All are either 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative.

Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.

Exact meet-up location and further information sent two days before the course date.

Terms and conditions can be found here

We cannot guarantee what wild edibles will be growing on our courses, such is the nature of foraging. However, as a rough guide of the seasons, spring is usually predominantly plants and perhaps some mushrooms; summer is usually plants, fruits and perhaps some mushrooms, and autumn is usually predominantly mushrooms with some plants, fruits and nuts