31. August 2020 - 12:00 till 15:30
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Nottingham
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Nottingham Foraging Course | Monday, 31. August 2020

Situated on outskirts of the city of Nottingham, Wollaton Park is a 500-acre paradise of woodland, parkland, grassland and wetland habitats. At its heart is the dramatic Elizabethan Wollaton Hall, now a Natural History Museum, and it is home to herds of free roaming Fallow and Red Deer.

The park offers an excellent environment to discover and learn bout the wild edible plants and mushrooms growing in the UK. This foraging course is easy to reach from Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Sheffield, Doncaster, Lincoln, Leicester, Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Grantham, and Derby.

This course is focused on introducing you to edible species of plants and mushrooms, and giving you the skills to find them again in your own area. You'll discover how to identify some commonly growing wild foods, how to avoid poisonous lookalikes, and hints on where to look. When we meet up, we will have a short foraging induction session before heading out to discover the edibles in the area.

‚ÄčThe course includes:

- 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

All samples are either 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative

Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no babes in arms

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 on www.foragingcoursecompany.co.uk