Hampshire, Havant Summer Foraging Courses

AVAILABILITY & BOOKING



Available Dates Available Spaces Time Location
Saturday 22nd Jun 2024 Spaces: 11 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Staunton Country Park Click here for details and to book
Sunday 14th Jul 2024 Spaces: 10 12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End) Staunton Country Park Click here for details and to book


ABOUT THE COURSE

Staunton Country Park has a rich history dating from 1802, and until 1984 had been in the hands of the same family. This beautiful country park sits in 180 acres of established gardens and parkland, ancient woodlands and includes an impressive lake to boot!  This provides a diverse habitat for a wide range of wild plants and mushrooms to flourish throughout the year. Situated just north of Havant nr. Waterlooville, Staunton Country Park is within easy reach of Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Fareham and Eastleigh.

Our courses begin with a short introduction to Wild Food UK, what to expect from your day and a brief of the general countryside codes, including our Foraging Code.

Heading off at a leisurely pace around the grounds, your instructor will teach you how to safely identify the different species of edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms that you discover.
This exploration will take about 2.5hrs, during which we’ll take a break for a homemade refreshment, such as our warming Hogweed & Wild Garlic soup or Elderflower Champagne!

After the walk we will end the day with a tasty Wild Food meal. This will include a selection of foraged homemade treats created by your instructor, and a dish made with what we have collected during the walk.
All of our food is seasonal, so what you are served depends on what is growing 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 area has to offer.

You will receive a comprehensive set of Wild Food UK ‘course notes’ a few days after your course. This email will contain links and articles relating to the plants and mushrooms we discovered, or discussed during the day.





COURSE LOCATION

Staunton Country Park
Middle Park Way
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 5HB



WHERE TO MEET

We will be meeting outside the Coach House at 12pm.