Bespoke Foraging Courses

A bespoke or private foraging course may be one-to-one, for a couple, a family, a few friends, a hen or stag party or it could be for your group or organisation or a corporate or public event. We can even work with your pub / restaurant on a "forage and feast" session. We are based in Dorset, though can run courses at other locations.

We can tailor a programme to fit the time of year, your interests and location. This could include:

  • Spring greens - wild salad leaves, vegetables and herbs
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Edible fungi
  • Seashore foraging - seaweed, plants, shellfish, crustaceans
  • Urban forage
  • Mackerel fishing
  • A wild food-based meal - ready for you or for guests to cook
  • An illustrated talk about seasonal wild-food

Please contact us to discuss your requirements including:

  • When and where you would like the course
  • Likely numbers of people involved
  • Duration
  • Anything you would like to include e.g. cooking a meal

and we will come back with a price for you.

Take a look

Read about a bespoke family foraging and cooking session in The Daily Mail. See a blog post on a bespoke seashore foraging that we ran.

Examples

Hen Parties

We have organised a number of half-day foraging sessions as part of hen party weekends. After a foraging walk the guests produce a fantastic three-course meal based on our finds. We supply conventional ingredients, instruction and wild drinks; we can accommodate a range of dietary requirements. See photos from such events here and here.

Families

We have run a number of foraging events for holidaying families in Dorset and The New Forest. After a foraging walk you can cook a wild food-based meal at your accommodation. Read a great article about one in The Daily Mail.

Group of friends

We were asked to put together a two day foraging event for a group of friends. This comprised a day finding edible fungi in the New Forest and a day of seashore and urban foraging.

Leiths School of Food and Wine

We recently ran a fungus walk for the teaching staff of Leiths School of Food and Wine, a leading London cookery school.

Dorset Tea

We ran a foraging event for a group of bloggers who were guests of Dorset Tea. They had a seashore foraging walk and a wild-food picnic on the beach. View pictures from this event here.

A private company

Hedgerow Harvest ran a day of summer foraging for the staff of a Dorset-based food company. The day comprised a foraging walk, cooking and eating a three course wild food lunch and then an illustrated talk on wild foods. The course helped inspire a new range based on foraged products.

Slow Food Dorset

We took members of Slow Food Dorset on a Seashore Foraging Walk. The walk found seashore plants, an edible fungus, seven species of edible seaweeds, mussels, cockles, clams and we also caught shrimps. The group learnt about the necessary equipment, safety, legal and sustainability issues.

Durlston Country Park

We ran a Spring Greens foraging course for visitors to Durlston Country Park. This included a foraging walk and a wild food-based lunch.

Hen party foraging event
Hen party foraging event.
A family on holiday enjoy a private foraging session.
A family on holiday enjoy a private foraging session.
A group of bloggers enjoy a corporate foraging event.
A group of bloggers enjoy a corporate foraging event. Photo courtesy of The West Dorset Foodie – http://www.westdorsetfoodie.co.uk.

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