Sun, 12 May|
A Guided Walk with an Introduction to Foraging Join Jenny to Learn Why, Where, & How to Forage for Wild Food, Medicines, & Materials during a Gentle 3 Hour Walk around Dalton Moor Farm.
Time & Location
12 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:30
Dalton-le-Dale, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
About the Event
Foraging is Fun!
There are many reasons why we might want to go foraging, perhaps for food, for medicines, or for materials, or for fresh air, exercise and fun with friends or family,
But where to begin when you are not yet familiar with the wild plants growing around you?
The best place to begin is by going out foraging with an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the plants and also knows how to teach you about them starting from the basics. Not every expert knows how to teach and not every teacher is an expert.
Join Jenny for a leaisurely walk around Dalton Moor Farm lasting around 3 hours.
You will meet and be introduced to many plants along the way, some familiar and some not.
You will be sure to be amazed at what you learn about these quietly unassuming 'weeds', and with your new found respect for these wonders of nature, you will never want to try to eradicate them from your surroundings again.
Learn how to forage safely, legally and responsibly, with respect for the natural environment and sustainability. Learn what you need to look for when trying to identify a plant and how to go about it. Learn how plants change during the seasons, and what the plants offer us as the year passes. Learn too how to harvest, preserve, store and prepare wild plants for food, medicine, or materials.
Join us for a single ealk or return each month through the seasons to see how things change in our wild larder.
The regular walks explore the farm hedgerows and meadows. Most of the terrain is level and relatively flat, with a few gentle slopes. The grass may not be suitable for users of mobility aids. Please look out on our events page for specific walks that follow more accessible routes.
In many months of the year the ground can be muddy. There are prickly thistles, brambles and stinging nettles that can grab your ankles, and there is always the risk of biting insects, so we recommend wearing sturdy, ideally waterproof boots, and keeping legs fully covered while foraging. Our unoredictable weather means it is best to always have a waterproof outer layer of clothing available - monsoon like weather can and does happen in summer!
To record what you see, remember to bring your camera/ phone camera, perhaps a notebook/ sketchbook and pen/ pencil.
You will not need a basket as we will be learning about rather than collecting the plants / fungi.
You will be invited to taste many of the plants during the walk. Please advise the leader of any allergies or sensitivites.
At the end of the walk we encourage you to choose one or two plants that are easy to find, easy to identify and easy to process, to become more familiar with during the following months to deepen your understanding of foraging.
Your foraging walk ticket entitiles you to join our private foraging group on Facebook where you can share your experiences and compare notes with other foragers.
Please check your tickets for importsnt information about the venue.
Please read and acknowledge our policies.
- Ticket type
Foraging WalkPriceFrom £0.00 to £30.00
+£0.75 service fee+£0.75 service fee
- Age 5-16£15.00
+£0.38 service fee+£0.38 service fee
- Under 5£0.00
+£0.00 service fee+£0.00 service fee