Fergus the Forager
On this bespoke course you can decide where, when, and for how long we forage. Having run wild food courses for almost 20 years, I can give you guidance as to the wheres, whats and whens, if you need it. Typically, to really get value from a wild food experience, I feel that 3 hours is the minimum time. Half days (5-6 hours are also very good), as is a full day of up to 12 hours. Weekends or longer excursions are also possible. The price of £65 per person is given as a very rough guide. The actual fee will depend on the number of participants, length of course, specific course content, including whether we cook. Indeed food could be as simple as bring-your-own-sandwiches to a 3-4 course wild food-based lunch and/or dinner. £65 per person is a typical price for a private group of 6 people for a 4 hour course such as that described below. For the actual price, please get in touch and we can hatch a plan for the day. Once we agree a programme and fee I can send a bespoke invoice that ...
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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...
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Typically I find that the best foraging experiences are from 3-12 hrs. This can be with or without food. That food can be a 3-4 course lunch an dinner, or sandwiches. It is all up for discussion, Iand with almost 20 years running both private and public courses I can offer great suggestions and idea...
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