Oxford Green Week Summer Foraging Course
There is an abundance of edible plants and mushrooms that grow in the UK and knowing what you can and cannot eat from your local woods will enhance your walks and your diet. On this course you’ll learn how to safely identify and sustainably collect some the seasonal wild food growing around us. Whether your interest is finding food for free or simply enjoying and learning about nature, this walk is ideal.
We will meet in front of Oxford Brookes Sports Centre on Headington Campus at 12pm for a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.
After the talk we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk identifying the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find. There will be breaks along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild food soup.
We will finish the day off with a light wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some tasty treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto or creamy wild mushrooms.
After the walk we will email you details of all the plants and mushrooms that we found to help you remember what you have learnt.
This course is being kindly subsidised by Oxford Brookes University Sustainability team making it 50% the normal price.
Parking in the local area is extremely limited with none at the University. Active travel or public transport is convenient with a nearby bus stop and bike racks.
Date/Time: Sat 23rd June - 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Add to Calendar
How to Book: Book via the website link
Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in identifying some of their local wild edibles. Behaved children welcome!
Oxford Brookes Sport Centre, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University Sports Centre, Oxford, OX5 1SD