West Midlands, Solihull Foraging Courses
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
|Available Dates||Available Spaces||Time|
|Saturday 18th Apr 2020||Spaces: 14||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Wednesday 6th May 2020||Spaces: 12||11:00am to 14:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 7th Jun 2020||Spaces: 9||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Sunday 28th Jun 2020||Spaces: 15||12:00pm to 15:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
|Friday 31st Jul 2020||Spaces: 15||11:00am to 14:30pm (Approx End)||Click here for details and to book|
ABOUT THE COURSE
These courses will take place in Elmdon Park, a beautiful park and local nature reserve on the outskirts of Solihull. The name Elmdon means ‘hill of the elms’, as well as a hill this park has a mixture of meadows, woodland, streams and ponds, making it a great location for spring and summer foraging.
This venue is within easy reach of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Coventry and Redditch.
We will meet at the Elmdon Park car park. The course starts 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 meadows and hedgerows 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 summer the wild fruits and 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.
Elmdon Park Car Park
WHERE TO MEET
We will meet in the Elmdon Park car park, the one near Elmdon Church. If travelling via public transport, take the X2 Birmingham to Solihull bus and get off at the Hatchford Brook stop, the meeting point is less than a mile walk through the park from here.