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Wild Food Foraging Courses & Events 2017 

April


9th April, Wild food Walk, Earby, Lancashire

11th April. Foraging w/ 1st Hand Experiences. A fun and educational foray for 4-8 year olds. London.


15th April. Wild Food Walk, Otley. 12 - 4pm. Riverside foraging. Spring along the River Wharfe is an exciting time; waterways are an excellent transport system for a variety of seeds, plants, herbs and fungi. Discover the array of delicious wild edibles to be found along a beautiful stretch of this delightful river. Wild snacks/drinks refreshments included and an alfresco cook -up at the end. Adults £30. Children £5.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447





29th April, Spring Forage, Earby. Join Craig Worrall and explore the wild foods to be found in Earby. This walk follows the local beck, up to the waterfall, before meandering into the nearby meadows and wooded areas. An alfresco cook up, including some of the days finds will be had before the event finishes. Wild spiced cake and drinks refreshments included. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447

30th April, Coastal Forage, East Yorkshire

May

1st May. Private Chefs Event

3rd May, Bartle Hall. I'll be introducing the catering and hospitality team to the natural wild foods growing within the grounds of Bartle Hall. Bartle Hall are interested in their local, seasonal, wild produce for use on their menu.

5th May, Home Educators Foraging Event.

7th May, Fermentation Workshop

11th May, Bartenders Event, Foraging for Cocktails & Wild Drinks.

13th May, Wild Food Walk, Leeds. A spring forage exploring a variety of tasty wild edibles. For more info or to book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447

16th May, Private Cheese Making Event

18th May, Private Event, Scotland.

Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May. I'll be at the Great British Food Festival, Harewood House, hosting short foraging walks, talks and hopefully some cooking demos. For more details: http://harewood.org/whats-on/event/great-british-food-festival/


June

Sunday 4th. Wild Food Walk. Barnoldswick, Lancashire. 10am - 2/3pm. An exploration of seasonal wild edibles. This walk will take place around Cow Pasture Lane and Weets Springs. We will look at safe identification and utilisation of the senses to assist in this important facet of foraging, discuss cooking/preserving techniques, mindful harvesting and the law. Includes wild snacks/drinks refreshments and an alfresco cook-up using some of our foraged finds.  For more info or to book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447 Adults £30. 8-16yrs £5. Under 8's free.

Sunday 18th. Wild Food Walk. Kirkstall. 12 - 4pm. An exploration of seasonal wild edibles at this lovely location. We will look at a variety of tasty and useful plants, flowers, herbs in and along a variety of habitats including, meadow, hedgerow and waterside. We will look at safe identification and utilisation of our senses to assist in this important facet of foraging, discuss cooking/preserving/brewing techniques, mindful harvesting and the law. Includes wild snacks/drinks refreshments and an alfresco cook-up using some of our foraged finds. For more info or to book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447 Exact location details will be sent out on confirmation of booking and 3 days prior to event. Adults £30. 8-16 yrs £5. Under 8's free.

Thursday 22nd. Private event Scotland.

Sunday 25th. Fermentation Workshop. Jupiter Artland. Wilkieston, Edinburgh. Fermentation is an ancient practice used to extend the shelf-life of foods and drinks and are hugely beneficial for health. The day will involve a wild food walk in the grounds of Jupiter Artland, looking at a range of wild plants that can be fermented. More commercially available foods will also be explored during the workshop. On returning from the walk you will prepare a range of ferments including; lacto-fermentation, kombucha, kimchi, kefir. Each person will take home a range of these ferments. Booking and other info: https://www.jupiterartland.org/whats-on/foraging-and-fermentation-workshop 

July 

Saturday 1st: Wild Wine Making Workshop. Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh. 10am - 4pm.
Learn and explore the art of making quality wines from natural foraged ingredients. This workshop will give you the confidence to brew a wide range of flavoured wild wines. Samples of wines will be available for tasting and we'll also make an aromatised wine (we'll collect extra ingredients for this on our foraging session) All equipment and resources included and you get to take it home to continue your brewing journey. Booking available here:  https://www.jupiterartland.org/whats-on/country-wine-making-with-craig-worral


Sunday 2nd. Wild Food Forage. Roslin Glen Country Park, Edinburgh (EH25 9PY). 12 - 4pm. 
An exploration of seasonal wild edibles at this lovely location. We will look at a variety of tasty and useful plants, flowers, herbs in and along a variety of habitats including, meadow, hedgerow and waterside. We will look at safe identification and utilisation of our senses to assist in this important facet of foraging, discuss cooking/preserving/brewing techniques, mindful harvesting and the law. Includes wild snacks/drinks refreshments and an alfresco cook-up using some of our foraged finds. For more info or to book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447
Adults £30. 8-16 yrs £5. Under 8's free.



Sunday 9th. Edible Seaweeds and Wild Coastals. Bamburgh, Northumberland. 10am - 3pm Coinciding with the full moon for optimum low tides, we will start by exploring the seashore and rocky areas of Bamburgh Beach for the amazing array of edible seaweeds (10+ species) and shellfish, before heading into the sand dunes and around the castle to explore the edible coastal succulents and herbs and the poisonous plants too! Includes beach cook up with our foraged finds at the end of the course, I'll bring along a range of seaweed based products and other items for adding to the cook up/sampling on the day. Wild snacks/drinks refreshments are also included.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447
Adults £40. Children £15. Family ticket £90.


Monday 17th. Private Chefs Event. Exploring the local, seasonal, wild edibles.


22nd and 23rd July. Anglessey. A celebration and exploration of foraging on the beautiful island of Anglessey. I'll be co-hosting alongside the amazing Jesper Launder. We will, over the course of the weekend explore a range of wild edibles in various habitats, learn how to identify, mindfully harvest and cook and preserve them. There will be hands on preserving sessions such as curing fish with infused salts/sugars and wild seeds, we will go sea fishing (charter boats being looked into), create wild foraged cocktails and dine on seaweeds, fish, plants, herbs, vegetables and hopefully fungi  Final details to be arranged but will be online soon. Please feel free to email if your interested: edible.leeds@gmail.com


Thursday 27th. Mondo Piccolo at Salvos: The Magic of Seaweed. A talk and tasting session on the culinary, nutritional and medicinal aspects of seaweeds.
Tasting dishes will include; foraged miso soup, mackerel ceviche on sea noodles and other tasty and
exciting seaweed products...

For more information and to book visit: http://www.salvos.co.uk/event/mondo-piccolo-the-magic-of-seaweed/




August

September

October

Sunday 8th. The Magic of Fungi: An autumn fungi foray followed by a sit down meal at Salvos in Headingley. More details soon. Link to Salvos here: http://www.salvos.co.uk/

November

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