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Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England

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wild food foraging workshopDeveloping skills in foraging for wild food

An introduction to foraging for wild food for outdoor practitioners 

Who is this workshop for

People working with groups in the outdoors who want to develop foraging as part of their delivery package. Also accessible to anyone with an interest in enjoying wild food. No prior knowledge required

This is also available in a simplified format as a half day exploration of wild food.
The day is divided into a number of focussed sessions

Session 1
Introduction to foraging and edible plants
Safety and sustainability
Session 2
A focus on poisonous plants and fungi
Session 3
A practical foraging session
Session 4
Basic plant identification skills
Familiarisation with key features used in identification

Session 5
Plant foraging exercise
Participants forage for a list of named edible plants
Session 6

Discussion and feedback

Duration: 09.00 to 16.30

Cost: 150 for first two people, 25 per additional group member
Half day simplified session 85 for first two people, 15 per additional group member

Booking: Ring or email to book tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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Location: Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale
Workshop leader: Bruce Ferguson is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups, has been foraging for wild food since the early 1980s and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years.

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