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Wild Food Foraging Workshop
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£10 – £25
Explore the Wilder side of St Ives….
Join Professional foraging guide Joshua Quick and learn how to sustainably harvest wild foods, for free, from the hundreds of edible wild plants that surround us.
Wild foods have become increasingly popular in recent years and are used by some of the top restaurants and drinks producers in the world. There are some incredible ingredients out there hiding in plain sight and with the right knowledge you can begin to harvest and create your own delicious and unique food and drinks.
Foraging is about so much more than just free food. It’s a treasure hunt for adults and a very playful way to explore the natural world. Being able to harvest wild edible plants connects us to our local landscape, flora and the seasons in ways no other food can.
Perfect for complete beginners or more experienced foragers, the content of the course will be tailored to peoples experience and interests. The aim is to give people the skills and confidence to begin their own journey into the world of wild foods.
The Steeple nature reserve is a beautiful area overlooking St Ives bay. There are many different habitats and interesting wild plants to meet. We’ll look at techniques to identify plants, legal issues, poisonous plants to avoid, sustainable harvesting techniques and uses of plants as food, drinks, fibres and much more.
There will also be some food and drink samples to try made from wild harvested ingredients.
Learning to forage is always a great day out, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what others had to say:
“Our coastal foraging walk with Josh was a highlight from our trip to St Ives. Josh made it fun and interesting for both the adults and the kids (9 and 13 yrs) in our group as we learned to see our surroundings in a new way. The edible bounty along that one stretch of public footpath was really astonishing. Very fun – good for most fitness levels and ages! Highly recommend..”
“A totally amazing experience which was relaxing, informative and fun.
Josh is a fantastic guide and teacher in the best sense of the word.
His guided tours would suit almost everyone- a great family outing, brilliant as an alternative holiday activity for young and old alike. Cannot recommend Josh and the experience enough- truly a 5 star experience. Thankyou Josh.”
Please book early as group sizes are limited
Tickets are: £25 for adults (18+)
£10 for children (pay for children on the day)
Free for under 5’s
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Please dress appropriately for the unpredictable Cornish weather. Courses will run unless the weather is particularly bad and poses a safety risks in which case a full refund will be issued.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, children are more than welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Under 5’s can attend for free. Please note the course is primarily aimed at Adults. That being said many Children have attended and thoroughly enjoyed the course.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We’ll meet on Steeple Lane. There are a limited amount of parking spaces available. More parking is available on the road near St Ives School just 5 minutes away. Buses run regularly to the Cornish arms pub at the end of Steeple lane.
Do I need to bring anything?
A notebook and camera are very useful and a tub or bag to take any foraged ingredients home to experiment with. Please bring some light snacks and water.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact us through the Facebook page ‘Wild St Ives’ or email Joshuaquick22@outlook.com
At Wild St Ives we aim to minimise any negative environmental impacts and remain a Carbon neutral business. This means minimising our resource and transport use. Using Wild harvested, homegrown or locally grown produce wherever possible. The Steeple nature reserve is a short walk from the town and five minutes walk from the local bus route.