Food And Stories Of The Wild

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Fergus The Forager

Nana Tomova

Location address: Brighton, BN1 9pz
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For ages: 18+ years

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Event ticket £65 per session
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
A circular 6 hour gentle walk (approx) in the magical parts of Stanmer Park, near Brighton. Learn about foraging wild foods and plants Listen to oral traditional stories, about plants and the wild Taste pre-pared delicious wild foods as you learn about the plants you eat. Learn about plant folklore Immerse all your senses in this exciting and restorative day walk We will take you on a foraging journey that reveals the secret potential in even the most familiar of wild plants, the very plants you walk by every day. As you walk by trees and shrubs, plants and flowers, you will hear stories about them, passed orally for generations. The humble bramble or blackberry will be revealed to be, on the contrary, a majestic beast of endless possibilities, stinging nettles will reveal secrets, you will taste nature, as you listen to her stories as you sit in the skirts of her forests. A wonderous, exciting and immersive day.
About your mentors
Fergus The Forager
Fergus the Forager
Wild food experimentalist, course faciliator, forager, the ever-curious Fergus Drennan, aka Fergus The Forager, has been gathering and learning about wild plants, seaweeds, and fungi for over 40 years, beginning on Wimbledon Common, aged 3 years, collecting dandelions for the family’s pet tortoise. Since those early days, and through much creative and experimental exploration he has continued his foraging practice, not only as a means to understand and to discover the practical relevance that foraging has in the modern developed world, but also in terms of what it means to be an environmentally conscious human in relation to the natural world. “Can foraging ever be considered a truly sustainable practice, and if so how?”, is a question that always orchestrates his foraging activity, as does a pursuit of foraging’s playful and creative possibilities, whether they be found in novel recipes using plants, fungi, and seaweeds, or unlocking the possibilities that wild botanicals offer for other non-food-based creative pursuits. That includes, among other things, the making of baskets, mushroom paper, and natural dyes and pigments. Fergus has a huge amount of wild food knowledge to share, and an array of imaginative ways of doing so. After even only an afternoon with him, the natural world around you will never look the same again.
Nana Tomova
Oral Storyteller and Nature Connection Guide
Nana is an internationally acclaimed Traditional Oral Storyteller and a Nature Connection Guide. She loves stories of the wild, and her favourite place to tell them is out on the land, during her famous Story Walks. She is the creator of the Story Apothecary Podcast, where she dispenses stories as medicine. Nana has performed in the Brighton Fringe, her story walks have been featured in the Guardian, Coast magazine and Country Homes magazine. “An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places" The Guardian
Pricing information
Ticket nameEvent ticket
Price£65
Where we'll be
Stanmer church car park, 8 Stanmer Village, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, BN1 9pz
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