An Introduction to Sustainable Foraging

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Perfect for beginners, join local forager, Gemma Gee, for an introduction to foraging and the common edibles you can find in the local area

Essential Information

Course tutor: Gemma Gee

Course length: 1 session, Saturday 20 April, 1.00 pm-3.00 pm

Course structure: Field course

Meeting Point: Nelson Village, Cramlington (what3words - kinds.rejected.decanter)).

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Course cost: £15 NHSN Members / £20 Non-Members

About this course

Join us for an introduction to sustainable foraging and begin your own foraging journey! This is a more in-depth course-style event designed for complete beginners or those looking to boost their confidence with wild food foraging.

It is a common belief that you need to live deep in the countryside to enjoy foraging, but once you start to look closer at the small pockets of green spaces hiding in plain sight around towns and cities, you’ll wonder why you never saw it all before!

What to Expect

We'll look at how to get started with foraging, how to research and identify wild edibles, how to find them, and how you can continue building your knowledge and confidence. How to forage safely and within the law. How to act sustainably when out and about. You will learn how to correctly identify around 12 wild edibles, which can include flowers, fruits, foliage, and fungi.

How to use wild food in the kitchen, including tips on how to prepare, store and preserve them and make the most of your harvest. We'll also look at the medicinal and nutritional benefits of the wild edibles we come across.

Level/accessibility

The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Over level ground, but through woods and fields which can be boggy if there has been a lot of rain.

About the tutor

Hello, I’m Gemma, a foraging instructor based in Cramlington, Northumberland. The Cramlington Forager was born after I fell down the rabbit hole that is foraging for wild edibles. I began offering local foraging courses to challenge the idea that you need to live deep in the countryside to enjoy foraging. Once you start to look closer at the small pockets of green spaces hiding in plain sight, you’ll wonder why you never saw it all before!

I offer information about local green spaces and try to show them in a new light. I share information on foraging for wild foods, as well as help identify other wild plants, flowers and trees, home-crafted recipes made using seasonal ingredients, herbal remedies, and folklore.

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