Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the art of foraging and to discover the vast range of wild edibles lying all around us. WHAT TO EXPECT
Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the art of foraging and to discover the vast range of wild edibles lying all around us.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you’re a beginner or someone who wants to deepen their knowledge, our three-hour foraging walks are the perfect way to learn all about wild food.
To begin, we will go through the basics of foraging, how Totally Wild got started and some of the best practices we’ve found along the way.
We will then head out on our walk to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby from flowers to fruits, fungi, seaweeds & tubers – there’s plenty to find. We run our courses throughout the year so you can experience the changing habitats and plants through the different seasons.
During the foraging event, your professional forager will introduce you to a vast number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes as well as a huge range of cooking ideas.
You will have an opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from syrups, flavoured salts and alcohol infusions.
FOLLOWING THE EVENT
You’ll be sent an email detailing everything you found on the day, along with some tips on harvesting and how to use wild food in everyday life.
WHAT TO BRING
Ultimately bring along anything you feel necessary for a day outdoors. We will be outside for the majority of the course during rain or shine. We do advise the following items:
- Suitable clothing for the predicted weather (an umbrella if it’s predicted rain)
- Sturdy footwear. Walking boots are highly recommended.
- A drink – some wild flavours may be strong and water is always advised for a days foraging
- Snacks should you feel the need for them during the foraging walk.
- A pad or paper should you wish to take notes
ABOUT THE VENUE
Hackney Marshes is an area of open space in London’s Lower Lea Valley, lying on the western bank of the River Lea.
All well behaved dogs are allowed at this location.
Children are welcome at this location, children under the age of 12 are free to attend. 1 child per paying adult. Please make sure to add a note to your order or message us directly to let us know if you are bringing a child.
Hackney Marshes has the following facilities:
Different ingredients can be found through the changing seasons and vary from season to season and venue to venue, this is the joy of foraging and eating truly seasonal ingredients 🙂
Our foraging events take place outdoors giving you a true outdoor experience, this means they will be taking place in rain or shine.
Finalised course details are sent out on the Monday before the event to the email address used during the booking process. This email will include:
- Finalised and specific meeting location and details
- An introduction to your forager for the day
If you have not received this email on the Monday before the event please contact us. On the odd occasion our email can fall into your junk folder so please check there first.
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one ticket per forager please :)
(Saturday) 10:00 - 13:00