All my life I have been excited by all things wild. Wild foods and wildlife have become my obsession, and I spend much of my time in the outdoors across parks in Bristol, learning, relaxing and teaching my knowledge of the wild to others.
I now have the pleasure of running many Wild Food foraging courses in Bristol throughout the year, including Seasonal food foraging workshops where you can learn, identify, sample & forage tasty snacks from the meadows, woodland and hedgerows. Many events are available to book onto, however for private events for family/friends groups, corporate events & team building days, friends groups or education events, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Food in Bristol
Even though we are in a city, whatever the season, there are a huge number of wild delicacies right under our noses, whether in the local park, in the playground or in our nearby woodlands. They’re tasty, nutritious and don’t cost a penny… if you know what you are looking for.
From the basics of Wild Garlic and Wild Onions to the more challenging Parsley and its poisonous lookalike, the deadly hemlock, wild foods are a wonder to be reckoned with.
Whether you are looking to learn the basics of food foraging, want to expand on your knowledge of wild mushrooms, or just fancy a good day out in the woods to try some tasty wild foods, then you may be interested in some of the many wild food events I offer.
What Wild Food Courses Do I run?
My wild food foraging courses take you out on an exciting, fun and informative foraging adventure to discover, identify, collect and cook up our tasty finds, getting the full experience of how it would be to live of the land. We learn key features to watch out for, and discuss the importance of conversation, and ways you can help wild foods be sustainable for all. Depending upon the time of year and where we are located – events take place across parks in Bristol including Oldbury Court, Stoke Park and Blaise Castle Estate – my wild food foraging courses include:
- Flowers, seeds and leaves foraging
- Wild seasonal salads
- Riverside foraging
- Mushroom walks
- Wild herbs & medicinal plants
- Wildfood cookery
and lots more! The day is about what we find, and in many cases, this cannot be over planned – that’s one of the things that makes foraging even more exciting… you never know what you’re going to get!
Take a look at my upcoming events for:
- Spring Wild Food Foraging – Stoke Park Estate
- Foods of the Frome – Foraging along the river Frome, Snuff Mills & Frome Valley
- Wild Foods & Practical Plants workshops
- Autumn Hedgerow Foraging
- Bristol Foraging Courses across the city
The Magic of Mushrooms
Throughout the year there are a vast array of edible (and inedible) species of fungi, and although these often form a part of my wildf ood walks, they have a special walk of their own, when the season is right.
Within my unique Magic of Mushrooms events across North Bristol, we will look at the identification and habitats of species we find along the way, along with some vital environmental factors and considerations that both new and seasoned mushroom foragers need to know. We will aim to collect a selection of edible species and maybe even cook up a fungi feast together in the woods.
We will also learn some of the bizarre and unusual behaviours of fungi, and the reasons why knowing one from another isn’t the only thing you need to know before you start serving up your fungi finds to your friends for dinner.
From Puffballs to Parasols and Velvet Shank to the Scarlet Elf Cup, we will learn what makes fungi some of the most fascinating, beautiful and strange organisms to occupy our natural world.
Keep an eye out on my upcoming events page, or follow my Eventbrite or Facebook pages for when the Magic of Mushroom events are available to book (mid summer).
Get in touch
Check out my Facebook page to find out the walks and talks in the calendar already, or get in touch on my contact page to discuss bookings for wild food and mushroom events in the future across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.