Spring Evening Foraging Walk
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About The Event
Join us on the first of a series of planned foraging walks at the farm with Martin Bailey, discover delicious wild plants that can be foraged during Springtime. Learn what’s good to eat, as well as what not to eat, plus take home some seasonal recipes with which to impress your friends. There’ll be a chance to nibble on plants foraged along the way and also to sample some tasty, home made cordial made from wild ingredients. Some of the plants we can expect to see include Nettles, Wild Garlic, Smooth sow thistle, Watercress and Hawthorn
"As a child I would patrol the hedgerows and woodland surrounding our village in search of adventure. I remember the joy of finding Wild Asparagus dotted along the country lanes, plucking Giant Puffballs to take home for my mum to cook and spending hours hollowing out underground dens – the smell of the soil is still so evocative for me today.
In my early twenties I moved to Bristol, and met other people whose passion was hunting for wild food. Accompanying them I soon found myself hooked on foraging; spending long hours outdoors, only the darkness dictating when I left the woods, heading for home. A few years later I started supplying wild food to local restaurants. I was generating income from my foraging and it was wonderful to see food I had picked transformed, through the skill and creativity of gifted chefs into gourmet meals.
My journey with wild food has led me to all kinds of interesting places, as well as people. It is hugely rewarding to teach. "