Our fabulous foraging expert Richard Mawby will be joining us for a 3rd year of foraging at Hanwell Wine Estate. Ready to share his vast amount of knowledge, experience and information on the different edible plants, herbs, and foods the countryside has to offer. A fun and informative day, this is your chance to get back to nature, ask the expert and meet like minded people in this ‘Foraging in the Wild Workshop’.
Wander through the vineyard as Richard points out all the edible plants which could make a healthy addition to your diet. You’ll be encouraged to enjoy the pure and natural flavours of freshly harvested plants as Richard introduces unique flavours you can weave into your meals. By the end of the session, you should be able to confidently identify several edible wild plants and will go home with lots of ideas to try in your own kitchen.
Based in Northampton, Richard follows a primal ideal, reconnecting with nature and thriving on locally sourced wild animal products, foraged plants and raw goat’s milk. He explains: “Foraging is a great way to re-learn the connection we once had with the wild, to be at one with your surroundings, experience nature and to re-tune with your instincts. This workshop is a practical, hands-on approach to dining from nature’s pantry and the vineyard couldn’t be a more perfect location.”
Outline of the day
10:00 Welcome, orientation, health & safety, with light refreshments.
10:15 Introduction to Richard Mawby, his principles and why he ‘re-wilded’
10:30 Establish what participants want to get out of the day
10:45 Guided walk, talk and forage along the hedgerows and around the lake at Hanwell Estate, where you will collect lots of edible plants.
1.30 Richard will show you how to prepare the forage for your lunch served with a glass of local wine and soft refreshments.
15:30 Review of day
16:00 Participants depart with Forager’s Cheat Sheet
Lunch is served! Below are just a few images of what has been made at our previous workshops
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 15.
For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01949 81393
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