Hampshire, Havant Spring Foraging Courses
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ABOUT THE COURSE
Staunton Country Park is situated just north of Havant, not far from Waterlooville. It is within easy reach of Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Fareham and Eastleigh.
Once the grounds of an old estate, this beautiful country park has a mixture of old gardens, ancient woodland and a lake. This provides a diverse habitat for a wide range of wild plants and mushrooms to flourish throughout the year.
We will meet at the Coach House. 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.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the park, teaching you how to identify the different 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.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty 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 autumn the array of tasty wild mushrooms that the park has to offer.
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.
Staunton Country Park
Middle Park Way
WHERE TO MEET
We will be meeting outside the Coach House.