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Forage and Fire

Wild Food Cook-up

Mentored by Hannah at Natural PathwaysMentor summary: Outdoor educator and bushcraft instructor
Natural Pathways
Location address: Canterbury, CT4 6NS
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £79
Next date: Saturday 13th Aug,

A summary

If you've ever wanted to learn the skills of foraging and how to identify wild plants then this is the course for you. Foraging for wild food is continually increasing in popularity in the UK and Wild Edibles are often seen on menus in the Top London Restaurants. More and more people are no longer satisfied with just foraging blackberries for their Fruit Crumble but are seeking further knowledge and skills in safely foraging and cooking wild foods. Our outdoor natural larder is full of exciting discoveries and experienced foragers, we will take you on your own journey into the world of foraging. We will guide you on your own wild food adventure from forage and preparation to sampling the tasty Wild Dishes you have cooked together. Our foraging course is held in our beautiful 100 acre woodland near Canterbury and the surrounding fields.

Hannah at Natural Pathways·Outdoor educator and bushcraft instructor
Hannah has been teaching bushcraft skills and nature awareness to adults and children close to two decades. She also runs courses for schools and youth groups. She is well known for her ability to pass on her skills in a relaxed and engaging manner. Hannah was inspired by teachings of Tom Brown Jr, well-known author and founder of the Tracker School in America. Tom Brown grew up along side a native American from the Apache tribe learning many valuable Earth living skills that he continues to pass on to many people through his trainings. As well as attending courses in America with Tom Brown, Hannah has attended a year’s course on Primitive Survival Skills with Trackways here in the UK. She completed the course with a week's Survival Quest in Scotland. She has since gone on to further her training completing various survival courses, wild food courses and Forest School level 3. Having lived in the Daintree Rainforest in the Australian outback for a year, she gained much experience from practising a sustainable way of living. Hannah has practised Reflexology and Reiki for the past thirty years and has always had an interest in alternative medicine and the healing properties of plants, treating herself and her children with herbal and homoeopathic remedies where possible. Hannah feels it is important to develop her personal awareness when relating to herself and others, as a parent and within a group. She has attended self-development courses such as Parent-Link, Non-violent Communication, the Sedona Method and Psychology of Vision. Hannah home educated her three children for over ten years providing for them a wide range of experiences as they grew up and prior to them moving on to further education. Keen to pass on her knowledge to others, in particular to children, it is her wish to bring them closer to Nature through Nature Awareness activities and hands-on experience with survival/bushcraft skills.

What we'll do

Our foraging day will begin with introductions and a short talk about safety and best practice in foraging, along with a brief outline of the location and the types of plants/fungi or other edibles that we may hope to encounter while we're there. Followed by a walk of approximately one and half hours (the walk maybe longer, subject to terrain/habitat and the types of edibles that we are looking for) during which time we will identify and harvest edible plants etc., and other samples, and also identify and discuss any toxic plants we may find. On our return to camp, we will then pause for lunch, after which the group will spend some time preparing, cooking and finally sampling a wild food dish made from the ingredients we have gathered. The day will close with our breaking and clearing camp, and a question and answer session. You will leave with lots of useful recommended field guides, handouts and recipe sheets.

Learning aims

How to identify and harvest edible plants

Location and Kit List

Further information for one day course Location - Woodland close to village of Barham, near Canterbury, Kent. Directions and kit list will be sent via email one week prior to course. All tools and equipment will be provided. If raining we will provide a large parachute for shelter where possible. Water and hot drinks are provided. There is a bush toilet for your use. Transport By train: If arriving at Aylesham station it is necessary to pre-book taxi. www.thevillagetaxi.com Mob 07735668686 Canterbury Station: Taxi rank outside station. By car: Directions to site will be sent via email prior to the course. Please do not use post-code from website as this is our office address and not where course is held. There is car-parking space within the woodland. Kit required: Appropriate clothing and footwear for season (Wet Weather Gear) Foraging course - Long trousers and sleeves as walking through undergrowth. Camping Chair/stool Working gloves Packed lunch/drink Mug Foragin...

What's provided

Drinks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

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

Look for Natural Pathways banner at woodland entrance, Walderchain Woods, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6NS

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £79

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