Spend a day in the woods learning to find, identify and prepare edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild in the British countryside.
We are delighted to have persuaded wild food expert James Wood to teach at Taste the wild. His foraging knowledge is huge and his enthusiasm infectious. You may recognise him from TV shows like Countryfile and Countrywise!
Foraging with James will give you a great insight into the wealth of seasonal wild foods available in the British countryside. James is seen as one of the UK’s top wildfood and foraging experts and he is on a mission to share his knowledge and show that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy.
Depending on the season you may be tapping trees for sap, gathering wild herbs or picking edible fungi. You will learn how to prepare and transform foraged foods into great dishes, preserves and drinks.
This one day foraging course includes hot drinks and biscuits and a lunch based around wild ingredients. (Please mention any special dietary requirements on your booking form).
Preserving wild foods is a great way to extend the seasons and a vital part of the foragers year. James will be bringing his ‘Magic Rucksack’ full of wonderful tasters so you can experience the delights of wild food preserves.
Come and join James for a day in the woods learning to find, identify and prepare some of the amazing edible plants and wild foods that grow wild in our countryside.
We are strong advocates of responsible and sustainable foraging techniques and James 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 and how, where and when you can forage for food, whilst keeping on the right side of the law.
The venue for this course is our own private 18 acre woodland in North Yorkshire, which is situated 5 Miles from the market town of Boroughbridge.
Course tutor. James Wood