2022 Foraging Courses

 

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Have you ever wondered which of the berries that appear in autumn are edible, or what our ancestors might have eaten to see them through a winter in northern England? Could you really collect enough wild food in local woodlands for a whole meal…and would a chocolate covered mushroom taste as weird as it sounds?!

Our foraging courses near Hebden Bridge, Calderdale are a journey through the season and the senses. We focus on getting to know the land and its wild food in a deep, immersive way that makes it easy to continue learning, gathering and cooking at home.

 

2022 Foraging Course Gift Vouchers now Available

 

Our Foraging Course Gift Vouchers are a popular choice for Christmas and Birthday gifts. Once you’ve purchased a voucher, we’ll send you a PDF printable gift certificate to give to your recipient. They can then book themselves onto any 2022 Foraging Course of the same value. We always have lots of dates to choose from throughout the year.


Buy a voucher for a 2022 Foraging Course (£50)

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Buy a voucher for a 2022 Foraging Course with Wild Lunch (£80)

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About the Courses

 

2022 Foraging Course (11.30-3.30)

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Our in-depth courses cover identification, methods of preparation and cooking, folklore & history, and the nutritional & medicinal benefits of the plants and fungi we find. You will be offered tasty wild samples along the way as well invite you to engage all of your senses to get to know the plants and mushrooms more deeply. You might try traditional preparations such as cordials, vinegars, fruit leathers & tonics, or our more modern creations such as forager’s chocolate and hawthorn ketchup. The day also includes some time for personal reflection and observation in nature.

During a break for lunch, the tutors will cook up or prepare some of the wild finds from the day over a fire to share together.

The cost for the course is £50. This includes a selection of wild food and drink samples, cooking demos over the campfire, identification guides and recipe sheets. Bring your own packed lunch, we’ll have a break part way through the course to eat together around a campfire.

 

2022 Foraging Course with Wild Lunch (10.30-4.00)

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Learn how to identify the edible plants, berries, nuts, seeds, flowers and mushrooms of the season and have a foraged feast cooked for you by our tutors over the campfire. The courses cover identification,  preparation and cooking, history & folklore, and nutritional & medicinal benefits. We also explore the uses of plants & mushrooms for bushcraft purposes such as fire lighting and first aid. Our tutors provide tasty wild food samples along the way so you can engage all of your senses to get to know the plants and fungi more deeply. You might try traditional preparations such as cordials, vinegars, fruit leathers & tonics, or our more modern creations such as forager’s chocolate and hawthorn ketchup. The day also includes some time for personal reflection and observation in nature.

At lunch time there is a foraged feast! We cook up a range of dishes with wild ingredients to share together. Check out an example menu.

The cost for a Foraging Course with Wild Lunch is £80. Lunch, snacks, a plant/fungi ID handout and recipe sheets are all included. The additional ingredients we use in the lunch are always locally-sourced and organic wherever possible. We can cater for a range of dietary requirements including gluten free and vegan.

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2022 COURSE DATES & BOOKING

 


 

FORAGING COURSE **SOLD OUT**

11th March 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

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FORAGING COURSE **SOLD OUT**

12th March 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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FORAGING COURSE WITH WILD LUNCH **SOLD OUT**

2nd April 2022 : 10.30-4.00 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£80

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FORAGING COURSE **SOLD OUT**

7th May 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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FORAGING COURSE ***SOLD OUT***

8th May 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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THE FORAGER’S JOURNEY ***SOLD OUT***

A new four-part journey for those wishing to delve deeper into the fascinating world of wild food, medicine and plant lore. The programme will take place in beautiful woodland close to Hebden Bridge on the following dates:

  • Saturday 21st May
  • Saturday 9th July
  • Saturday 3rd September
  • Saturday 5th November

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FORAGING COURSE **SOLD OUT**

22nd May: 11.30-3.30: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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FORAGING COURSE WITH WILD LUNCH **SOLD OUT**

18th June 2022 : 10.30-4.00 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£80

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FORAGING COURSE **One Space Available**

8th July 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

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FORAGING COURSE **One Space Available**

16th July 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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FORAGING COURSE**One Space Available**

17th July 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

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FORAGING COURSE WITH WILD LUNCH ***SOLD OUT***

24th September 2022 : 10.30-4.00 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£80

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FORAGING COURSE **One Space Available**

7th October 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

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FORAGING COURSE **One Space Available**

8th October 2022 : 11.30-3.30 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

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FORAGING COURSE WITH WILD LUNCH

22nd October 2022 : 10.30-4.00 : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£80

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BUSHCRAFT MUSHROOMS COURSE **SOLD OUT**

6th November 2022: 11.30-3.30: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£50

Join us to learn about mushrooms that can be used as fire lighters and tinder, plasters and medicine, and winter sustenance as food or tea. This course will be a chance to connect with the mushrooms growing locally at this time of year and learn about why they were important allies for our hunter gatherer ancestors.

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Foraging Tutors

 

Live Wild’s Leonie Morris – Leonie is one of Live Wild’s founders and directors, and works with people of all ages to encourage confidence, competence and a sense of belonging in the outdoors. She is a qualified Bushcraft Instructor & Wild Food Teacher, with many years of experience teaching a range of programmes, including regular seasonal foraging courses in locations across the north of England. Leonie is known amongst her foraging colleagues for her particular skills in creating fire whatever the weather using traditional methods, her sharp and seemingly extra-sensory ‘mushroom vision’, and her ability to help people see the world in a completely new way through sharing her extensive knowledge and nature-based wisdom.

Live Wild’s Sophie Wren – Sophie is an experienced Foraging Teacher and a proud member of the Association of Foragers. She has a particular passion for fungi, and has dedicated much of her adult life to learning everything she can about these fascinating beings. Sophie teachers regular seasonal foraging courses across the north of England alongside Leonie, and is also part of a team helping to regeneratively manage an important area of ancient woodland. Sophie has a particular interest in ethnobotany and folklore, and likes to share stories of how plants and fungi were used and revered by our ancestors.