Early Spring Foraging Walk
March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm£25 – £40
Discover the tasty and healthy early plants and fungi of central Scotland. Join wild food expert and ecologist Szymon Szyszczakiewicz for a memorable foraging experience. Learn how to successfully locate, safely identify and sustainably harvest wild spring greens. Enjoy an outdoor cooking experience with foraged ingredients at the end of the course.
East Lothian- Directions will be sent after booking.
Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year. Plants are waking up and everything comes to life. Our bodies are longing for fresh and easily digestible ingredients. This is a time for finding young shoots and leaves at their best; succulent, filled with nutrients and crunchy. Outdoor cooking with fresh ingredients while listening to singing birds is a truly relaxing and educational experience. Freshly made nettle and wild garlic pesto, herbal teas and wild cocktails will help you to enjoy the experience.
Location: Exact location will be sent after booking.
Medical conditions and dietary requirements: Food allergies, mobility issues, other medical conditions and dietary requirements: please provide information in the ‘’Additional information’’ box during booking.
Refunds: Full refunds (less eventbrite, paypal, credit card charges) will be given up to 14 days prior the event.
Clothing: wear comfortable footwear, preferably waterproof walking boots or wellies. We’ll walk 1.5-2 miles in various terrain. There will be no steep hills but the ground may be muddy and slippery at times. Bring waterproof and warm clothing if possible. Scottish weather can be unpredictable and to enjoy the experience you’ll need to stay dry and warm.
Additional equipment: you may wish to bring camera, notepad, small cotton bag or basket. Bring your own wild products if want to share.
Children: You’re welcome to bring children. They can absorb the knowledge at much faster rate than adults and their questions are usually the most difficult to answer, which is great. It’s the best time to start foraging when you’re still young so please encourage children to come. Sometimes they can get bored so please don’t force them to attend if you think it’s not for them. Kids under 8 go free, up to one child under 8 per adult.
Pets: Please leave them at home with someone to look after them. They usually get bored with slow paced walks. In the event that you cannot leave your pet at home, please do get in touch prior to the course and I’ll see if we can help.
Food and drink: Bring your own drinking water and snacks if you wish. You’ll be given a variety of tasters and nibbles throughout the duration of the course. We’ll have a meal at the end so hopefully you’ll leave fed and nourished.