Foraging and Wild Food Cooking

with Carol Hunt

One day course 9.30am - 4pm

Carol Hunt - Wild Food Forager

Foraging for wild food is continually increasing in popularity in the UK and Wild Edibles are often seen on menus in the Top London Restaurants. More and more people are no longer satisfied with just foraging black berries for their Fruit Crumble but are seeking further knowledge and skills in safely foraging and cooking wild foods.

Wild Food Foraging CourseForaging for wild food to make: Chickweed SoupForaged wild plants for food

Our out-door natural larder is full of exciting discoveries and experienced forager, Carol Hunt will take you on your own journey into the world of foraging. Carol has been foraging and cooking with Wild Food for many years, and is well known for her amazingly creative and delicious wild dishes.

Carol will guide you on your own wild food adventure from forage and preparation to sampling the tasty Wild Dishes you have cooked together. Our foraging course is held in our beautiful 100 acre woodland near Canterbury and the surrounding fields.

If you've ever wanted to learn the skills of foraging and how to identify wild plants then this is the course for you.



Wild Food Foraging Woodland forage walk and Cook-Up



identify wild edible plants How to identify and harvest edible plants



Safety and best practice in foraging



Toxic areas and plants to avoid



Wild Food Preperation How to prepare various wild plants



Which plants have to be cooked before consuming



Cook your foraged wild foods and create a tasty wild dish together.


Recommended field guides

Handouts and recipe sheets


Our foraging day will begin with introductions and a short talk about safety and best practice in foraging, along with a brief outline of the location and the types of plants/fungi or other edibles that we may hope to encounter while we're there.

Followed by a walk of approximately one and half hours (the walk may be longer, subject to terrain/habitat and the types of edibles that we are looking for) during which time we will identify and harvest edible plants etc., and other samples, and also identify and discuss any toxic plants we may find.

On our return to camp we will then pause for lunch, after which the group will spend some time preparing, cooking and finally sampling a wild food dish made from the ingredients we have gathered.

The day will close with our breaking and clearing camp, and a question and answer session.


Bringing the excitement of nature back in to your life!


Other Information

Self Catering
This course is self catering so please bring packed lunch and bottle of water. Hot drinks will be provided.
All cooking equipment will be provided, but please do bring along your own mug, cutlery and bowls/plates for the wild food dish. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary needs. Please do not bring baskets, bags or knives as these will be provided if required on the day.

Kit List
Wear clothing that is appropriate for the conditions as we may be in rough terrain, very muddy areas or pushing through undergrowth. Sturdy waterproof boots, trousers (rather than shorts) and long sleeves will help to protect you from environmental hazards. Do bring any pocket guides you may have along with a camera and notebook for recording information.

By train: We can collect from the local train station which is Aylesham or provide contact details of taxi company if arriving in Canterbury.
By car:  Directions will be sent prior to the course. There is car-parking space within the woodland

Booking can be made by clicking add to cart below and making payment via Pay Pal or by sending a cheque via post. In either case we need a booking form completed and sent to us to confirm the booking, our address is on the booking form. Click on the booking form icon below to open booking form.

Cost: £49 Per Person

Dates: Saturday 17th May 2014(Places Available)

Foraging and Wild Food Preperation £49 Per Person.

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Tags: Foraging, wild food course, One Day Foraging Event, edible wild plants, identification, cooking, Kent UK
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Date:Saturday 17th May 2014
Starts: 9.30amEnds: 4pm
Location:Woodland near Canterbury, Kent

Type:One Day Bushcraft Course
With:Carol Hunt
Bookings:Per Person

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