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Helen Browning's Royal Oak, Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, UK
About The Event
Join us with Fred for this fascinating look into foraging here on Eastbrook Farm.
In the morning we will have a quick overview of what we can expect to find before heading out into the farm and foraging what's in seasons. After a few hours, we will head back to the Royal Oak where the chefs will prepare lunch for us and we will look to incorporate what is in season where we can!
It is the season of hedgerow fruits & fungi there should be plenty to see. Even the humble hawthorn has a surprise; its flesh tastes like avocado. Providing we have had a little rain, the forest floor will be beginning to flush with many colourful mushrooms; the milk caps, amethyst deceivers, bright red and spotty amanitas and some of the tasty boletes. Not all of these fungi are safe to eat. Some are a feast for the eyes and their life stories will stimulate your imagination, but some of the tastiest fungi can be found at this time of the year.
"Fred is the author of Poisonous Plants in Great Britain (2008). Fred and his partner Natascha run the UKI Medicinal Mushrooms Conference each year and a community herbal dispensary in Wiltshire, England. Fred is also the Managing Director of the UKI Mycotherapy Practitioners’ Register. At The Wild Side of Life, Fred teaches foraging and herbal medicine. He has had three medical botany lectures published by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, of which he is a member, contributed to ‘The Herbalist’ and the ‘Journal of the International Register of Consultant Herbalists & Homeopaths’ and given numerous lectures on medicinal mushrooms and the microbiome to various professional bodies and herb schools in the UK & Ireland."
Ticket includes meet and greet, introductory session, foraging walk and lunch£100.00