Thu, 12 Oct|
Autumn Foraging with Fred the Forager
Gain confidence in foraging safely as well as learning how to avoid all the harmful look-alikes, making sure you take home only fresh gourmet ingredients!
Time & Location
12 Oct 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
Bishopstone, Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, UK
About The Event
Discover the world of wild fungi, learn to identify them, photograph them and understand their profound importance to all living ecosystems. Learn about the latest scientific research that is developing new medicines and smart materials from the fungi. Did you know that fungi are now aboard the International Space Station, or that a fungus smart material can block harmful radiation? Naturally people have a curiosity about the edible and poisonous species. On our Discovery Days we will encounter many of these, and discuss whether and in what circumstances it would be appropriate to harvest them. Please note though, that if all you are interested in is finding new places to harvest and gather lots of mushrooms, this is probably not for you.
Fred has over three decades of foraging experience to bring foraged wild goodness to your table. he has taught thousands of people how to forage. He is also the author of “Poisonous Plants in Great Britain”, this is a great opportunity to gain confidence in foraging safely as well as learning how to avoid all the harmful look-alikes, making sure you take home only fresh gourmet ingredients!
On the day we will explore various areas of Eastbrook Farm, a 1,500 acre organic mixed farm, and learn about the different foods you may find at this time of year.
Tea and coffee are provided on arrival. Lunch is not provided but can be purchased from the Royal Oak on the day.