A day in the woods foraging for wild foods. On this seasonal course we will be focusing on edible fungi and their identification.
This foraging fungi course focuses on finding and identifying different types of Fungi. We will look at the different habitats they grow in, their different shapes, spore prints, features and family groups. We will have a walk through our private woodland collecting and recording our finds and back at the barn learn how to go about identifying them.
A nice warm ‘mushroomy’ lunch cooked over an open fire sets us up for the afternoon session when we venture out again to a different area of the wood. The different tree species here are associated with different fungi, so it’s ‘eyes peeled’ for some more fungi types to identify. When we return to base we look at the fungi families and identifications are confirmed. To round up the day we cook the edible mushrooms that we have found for you to try.
The course fee includes lunch, hot drinks and biscuits. If you have any particular dietary requirements please let us know on your booking form.
Safety is of paramount importance when fungi foraging, we will show you how to collect fungi in a way that will give you all the information you need to achieve the correct identification.
We are strong advocates of responsible and sustainable foraging techniques. We will show you how to collect your wild edibles in a way that will have minimum impact on the landscape.
We will also teach you about the legalities of foraging mushrooms and how, where and when you can forage for food, whilst keeping on the right side of the law.
Course tutors. Rose Bax. Chris Bax
"Thank you so much Chris and Rose for a brilliant day last Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day mushroom foraging and would recommend your courses to anyone who would like to try something different. Great fun, very informative and lovely food as well the only problem now is our dog walks take three times longer as we concentrate on searching the ground for mushrooms!"
"Thank you Chris and Rose for a fantastic day, really enjoyed it and will certainly change my dog walks in our local woods for the next week or so!"
"What a brilliant day. Enjoyed everyone's company. Chris & Rose's great knowledge & cooking skills made for a totally wonderful experience. Will definitely be looking to do another course next year."
"Thanks for a really great day. So well presented and informative. The time just flew by . Looking forward to collecting some edibles on our next walk and hope we can come back to your woods in a different season"
"Fab day. Really enjoyed it. Perfect birthday present from hubby. Can't wait to teach my kids things I learnt. Thanks guys for making it a lovely day."
"Thank you very much for a fantastic Cooking with Fire course last Sunday. It was brilliant - I learnt loads, had great fun and the results were really delicious!"
"Thank you so much for the fantastic foraging day last Sunday. It was an inspired birthday present from my sister. I thought I knew quite a lot about plants but I learned masses and loved smoking the trout for lunch and learning how to fillet a fish. Have had a look at your blog and definitely going to try the Meadowsweet creme brulee soon. Was great to meet you and I hope our paths cross again."
"A belated thank you so much for a fantastic day out last Sunday on the Introduction to Foraging course. It was really interesting, fun and the food you made was all so delicious. Thank you for your dedication to sharing your immense knowledge, it was truly inspiring. We are going to make a fish smoker this weekend, and I have spent the week scanning lime trees in Ealing in case there are still some flowers left over!"