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Courses 2018

Summer/Autumn Calendar

June
7th: Private Event.

8th - 10th: Keswick Mountain Festival. I'll be hosting foraging walks and wild food cooking demos at the festival. More info about the festival here: http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/

16th: Seaweeds & Coastal Edibles at Bamburgh. 11am - 6pm.
Dance with the rhythm of the Moon & the tides.
An exploration of edible seaweeds & coastal plants at this delightful location on the Northumberland Coast. Learn how to safely identify a range of edible plants & seaweeds, how to cook and preserve them and other useful tips. Includes foraged snacks, drinks refreshments and beach cook up. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call 07899752447.
Adults £60. Free to under 12's.

23rd: Deaths Door Spirits & Gin Foundry

July

14th & 15th: Anglesey Forage Weekend. A celebration of coastal foraging on the island of Anglesey.
Over the course of the weekend we will explore a range of wild edibles in various habitats around the island; plants, herbs seaweeds, fish, shellfish and fungi. A private sea fishing charter boat will be a feature on the Saturday.
We'll be based at: https://www.outdooralternative.co.uk/ in Rhoscolyn with stunning views across to Snowdonia and only a 5 min walk from the coast. We have use of a large communal yurt for the group. Prices: Saturday £130. Sunday £100. Full weekend £210

18th: Midweek Evening Forage. Leeds. 6pm - 830pm. Join me for a short summer evening forage where I will introduce you to a range of edible, useful & interesting ingredients such as flowers, seeds, greens and hopefully some summer fungi. Adults £15. Children Free. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com

19th: I'll be taking part in the 'Bioblitz' at Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve, Leeds. The Bioblitz is a project/campaign to raise more awareness about our wildlife. Chris Packham has a key role in this campaign and it comes with the slogan 'Nature Reserves Are Not Enough', I wholeheartedly agree! There will be a whole host of wildlife & nature specialists attending this event to guide and inform you as to the diverse forms of life making their homes there. Chris Packham will also be attending from what I can gather, so why not come down and meet folk and learn more about your wildlife and what you can do to help it.
Here is a link to Chris Packhams Bioblitz Campaign: https://www.chrispackham.co.uk/

24th: Midweek Evening Forage. Barnoldswick area. 6.30pm - 9pm. Join me for a short summer evening forage where I will introduce you to a range of edible, useful & interesting ingredients such as flowers, seeds, greens and hopefully some summer fungi. Adults £15. Children Free. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com

25th: Wild Booze Midweek Evening Forage. Leeds 6.30pm - 9pm. Join me for a short summer evening forage where I will introduce you to a range of interesting wild ingredients such as flowers, seeds, herbs & berries to enhance your cocktail cabinet, home-brewing & general drinks adventures & mischief. Adults only £20. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com

29th: Foraging, Food & Gin Cocktails: A local summer foraging walk to gather wild edibles, followed by a 3 course dinner and gin masterclass at Vice & Virtue...
Info & booking details here: http://viceandvirtueleeds.co.uk/events/deaths-door-foraging-event/

August
25th: I'll be hosting a wild themed street food stall at Tribe Festival/Gathering (24th-26th) at Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance. Event is sold out but you can check out the weekends info, maybe one to think about next year... http://wildharvest.org/course2017/family-sustainable-living-weekend/

28th: Wild Food & Foraging at Broughton Halls Wellbeing Day. Details tbc...

September
2nd: Fungi Foray. They outnumber our wild flowers by approx 7:1 They cover a wide spectrum of shapes, sizes, colours, aromas, flavours, textures & edibility, welcome to the wonderful world of fungi. This course will explore key identification techniques, habitats, the important roles that fungi play in maintaining a functioning eco-system and of course cooking and preserving techniques. Booking essential.
Adults £40. Children £10 Under 8's free.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or text 07899752447

10th: Wild Foods & Seaweeds, Bamburgh. 10am - 4pm. Join me at this stunning location on the edible.leeds@gmail.com or call 07899752447.
Northumbrian coast. Castles, pristine beaches, wild foods galore and some of the finest seaweeds you can imagine. Coinciding with the days New Moon to provide super low tides which are perfect for revealing the usually hidden sub-tidal seaweed species. The course will finish with a beach cook up of our finds. £55pp. Limited places and booking essential:

15th: Wild Foods & the Hedgerow Harvest.
Autumn is traditionally recognised as the season of abundance. A myriad of wild treats, in a variety of shapes, sizes & species; fungi, berries, nuts, seeds, flowers, fruits and greens. The culinary potential is as staggering as the species; fruity ketchups, wild spiced chutneys & pickles, sweet jams & jellies, wines & liqueurs, fruit leathers and mixed mushroom duxelles, the list goes on...
Learning to identify these ingredients and the habitats they thrive in is key to unlocking the trove of treasures as listed above.
Adults £40. Children £10. Under 8's free.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com 

29th: Wild Preserves. Ever wondered how to make wild spiced pickles, fruity ketchups or hedgerow elixirs? This course will explore some of the myriad of potentials of wild food creations.
Learn the skills of wild preserve making.
Enhance your confidence by exploring the rich tapestry of the Autumn hedgerow.
Have fun while doing so & take home the wild fruits of your labours (minimum of 3 products).
All resources & equipment necessary for this course are provided.
Adults £65. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com

30th: Fungi Foray. They outnumber our wild flowers by approx 7:1 They cover a wide spectrum of shapes, sizes, colours, aromas, flavours, textures & edibility, welcome to the wonderful world of fungi. This course will explore key identification techniques, habitats, the important roles that fungi play in maintaining a functioning eco-system and of course cooking and preserving techniques. Booking essential.
Adults £40. Children £10 Under 8's free.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or text 07899752447

October

6th: Private Fungi Foray. A guide group foray exploring the wonderful & magical kingdom of fungi. Includes woodland cook up.

7th: Fungi Foray. They outnumber our wild flowers by approx 7:1 They cover a wide spectrum of shapes, sizes, colours, aromas, flavours, textures & edibility, welcome to the wonderful world of fungi. This course will explore key identification techniques, habitats, the important roles that fungi play in maintaining a functioning eco-system and of course cooking and preserving techniques. Booking essential.
Adults £40. Children £10 Under 8's free.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or text 07899752447

28th: Private Fungi Foray. A guide group foray exploring the wonderful & magical kingdom of  fungi. Includes woodland cook up.

November



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A short, midweek booze & drinks themed forage in Leeds.

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Learn how to safely identify and use these exciting ingredients to enhance your drinks and your experiences of them.

If you like drinks and are interested in how wild and foraged ingredients will add new creative dimensions to your cocktail cabinet, home brew wines and ales, cordials, syrups & shrubs this course might just be right up your street & for some, quite literally so 😊...

Adults only. £20. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com

Location and other info will be emailed out to participants on confirmation of booking and on the weekend prior to the event.

Happy foraging until then.