Devon, Exeter Foraging Courses
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ABOUT THE COURSE
These courses will be held near the Riverside Valley Park, in the area around the Double Locks, a beautiful canal-side pub on the outskirts of Exeter. The hedgerows and fields surrounding the canal provide a variety of tasty edibles throughout spring and early summer.
Situated a short distance from the City Centre these courses are within reach of Exmouth, Newton Abbott, Bovey Tracey, Sidmouth, Tiverton, Paignton and Torquay.
We will meet at the Double Locks. The course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act, where it relates to foraging. Drinks are available from the pub.
After the talk we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk along the surrounding fields, hedgerows and canal, identifying the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
We will stop along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup, elderflower champagne or fruit leathers.
Then it’s back to the pub for a wild food lunch based on what we have found. All of our food is seasonal so what we make depends on recent weather and what is around at that time of year. In spring we will be making use of the fresh wild greens and in summer the wild flowers and mushrooms that we find.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
WHERE TO MEET
At the Double Locks.