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Full Day Foraging and Feasting

Mentored by Fergus Drennan
Canterbury, CT6 8PL
For ages: 18+
£185

A SUMMARY

After 18 years of running this course, it is as popular as ever. We forage in and around woodland, field, hedgerow, riverside, salt marsh, and by the sea, for the best wild ingredients, the season has to offer. Utilising our natural capacity to sensually engage with the world, we hone our sense of sight, touch, and taste to safely identify and gather wild plants, seaweeds and fungi, ever mindful of best sustainable harvesting practices, as well as potential unseen hazards. Lunch and dinner are both delicious 3-course wild food events, the first inside, and the second on the beach over 3 open fires. Throughout the day a wealth of unique wild food preparations including biscuits, candied items, pickles, drinks, and cocktail ingredients will be shared, including detailed instructions on how to prepare them. We will also make a seasonal pickle, as well as an alcohol-base drink that you can take home. The course is suitable for those new to foraging and wild food as well as those with years...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Fergus

Foraging is a life-long learning process, and Fergus has been at it for 30 years. Not only does he have great depths of knowledge in all the key aspects of identification, processing, use and best sustainable practice, but he combines it with a fun and engaging manner that brings the craft to life and makes it accessible to all. He has been described by his foraging instructor peers as "the Starship Enterprise of foraging". Forager Mark Williams enthused: "We need gastronauts like Star Fleet Commander Drennan to chart new worlds..." His favourite was when he was described as "Heston Blumenthal, Rene Redzepi, and Pascal Bauder, rolled into one.” He is inspired to offer this string of courses because there is often the misconception that, in order to really get to know wild plants, you need to visit wild places, or at least the countryside. Certainly that is good to do, but it doesn't fully appreciate the incredible biodiversity to be found in cities, and London parks and green spaces i...

Learning aims

To stimulate a new and rich awareness of wild food possibilities

Strengths to develop

Foraging really helps us tap into a range of natural or ancestral movements that often go unrealized in day to day life. Squatting down or reaching up to observe or gather fungi, ducking under branches, negotiating uneven ground, all offer body strengthening opportunities that arise naturally in the course of foraging.

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Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan
Full Day Foraging and Feasting block mentored by Fergus Drennan

What's provided

Snacks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Where
we'll be

Either; Herne Bay Train Station, The Goodshed or Faversham Train Station, Herne bay, Canterbury, Kent, CT6 8PL

Pricing information

Standard price: £185

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


Refunds up to 30 days before event.


Cancellation


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