Spring Greens Courses

Spring is the time of new growth and the countryside offers a wealth of delicious free greens – be they salad leaves, wild vegetables or herbs. There are also some edible flowers, roots and a few fungi to be found. With a little know-how these can all be gathered to give salads, soups, sauces, desserts and many other dishes. They can also be ingredients in teas, beer and other alcoholic drinks.


This is a full day course comprising:

  • A foraging walk for spring greens, herbs, edible flowers and spring fungi
  • An indoor session preparing, cooking and eating a three-course lunch based on our finds
  • An illustrated talk on wild foods

Lunch is suitable for vegetarians and can be adapted for vegans.

Take a look

See a blog post on a one of our Spring Greens courses.


9:30 AM - c. 5:00 PM


Places on this course are £60 per person.


The maximum number of participants on this course is 12.

Dates / locations

08-Apr-17Toller Porcorum, DorsetCourse Complete
22-Apr-17Aldbourne, WiltshireCourse Complete

Bespoke option

Spring Greens is available as a bespoke foraging course for your family or other group; read more here.


Spring Greens Foraging Course - Spring Harvest
Spring Harvest


Spring Greens Foraging Course - Wild Frittata with wild side salad
Wild Frittata

Spring Greens Foraging Course - Dandelions


… a fantastic day …

Just got back home and wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day.  Everything about it was exactly what we were hoping for.  Hope to see you again on one of your future courses.
Chris, Wiltshire

Loved it!

Loved it! Great to learn something new, thank you James

Kate, Berkshire

… informative and entertaining …

James was an informative and entertaining instructor, guiding us in the identification and use of spring greens. The lunch of nettle soup and wild garlic frittata was excellent. I would look forward to taking part in a future course and would have no hesitation in recommending the course to others.

Ken, Wiltshire

… perfect introduction to foraging

For me this was a perfect introduction to foraging. The level was exactly right and every aspect of the day was interesting. I can’t think of how it could have been improved. Excellent company, clear, insightful and knowledgable tuition, with a fun and friendly atmosphere. I went out on a walk the next day and found all this green stuff growing that I picked and ate which I’d never realised was there. Thank you.

Nick, London

The course was exactly what we needed …

Thank you James for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring day. The course was exactly what we needed and has given us confidence to start foraging ourselves. We have since made several meals with food on our doorstep and has inspired us to keep learning. We have ordered some of the books you suggested. We now can’t go out for a walk without spotting food everywhere. We are amazed at how our relationship with our environment has been enhanced. We have spread the word about the course and fully intend to attend further courses, great value for money a real life changer thank you so much!

Julianne, Justin & Thomas, Dorset

wonderful day … well organised and enjoyable

Both Elva and Jane would like to thank you for the wonderful day they had on Saturday. Having never been foraging they were a little apprehensive about how much they might enjoy the day, your well organised and enjoyable course put those fears to rest, they both were particularly happy that you went that extra step to accommodate them by preparing all vegan recipes. I can tell you that they are both looking forward joining you again on the Fruit and Nut course this September.

Elva & Jane, Wiltshire

Would highly recommend this course

Great day unusual birthday present so was a bit apprehensive but we will use foraging in the future. Hopefully will do the nuts and berries in September. Would highly recommend this course. Very interesting day and met some nice people.

Kev and Tess, Wiltshire

A very informative day

A very informative day. Returned to my garden with renewed vigour knowing that I will never have to weed the ground elder, dandelions, and nettles ever again. Marvellous


… a very good course

It was a very good course. Thank you very much indeed.

Ian and Rosemary, Dorset

Excellent day … You pitched the day exactly right.

Excellent day yesterday. Thank you James. You pitched the day exactly right – I came away knowing quite a few more plants that I can eat and I will remember what I learned because it was relaxed with plenty of time to absorb the information. Can’t wait to make Pine Needle Cordial and Nettle Beer! Hopefully, see you in October for a fungi day!

Jocelyn, Bournemouth

…a very informative day… I really enjoyed it.

Just a short note to say thank you for a very informative day last Saturday, I really enjoyed it. When I returned home the family were keen to know what I picked and had eaten so you can imagine the comments from the small grandchildren when I told them I had made and eaten nettle soup amongst other things. I suppose I will just have to make it for them before they will really believe that you can eat nettles!

Graham, Dorset

Thoroughly enjoyed…great fun…brilliant

Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday, it was great fun and in particular the razor clamming
was just brilliant!

Rosie, Wiltshire

.. a delight. … I would thoroughly recommend this course.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the whole experience was a delight. James is a relaxed and confident tutor, very passionate and knowledgeable about foraging in harmony with protecting the natural habitat. Involving the group in collecting ingredients for our 3 course lunch made everything relevant. I would thoroughly recommend this course, and will view the “weeds” in my garden in a whole new light!

Liz, West Dorset

Excellent and fun … definitely recommend his courses

An excellent and fun course! Was very refreshing to spend the day outside (in the sun!) learning about foraging. I was surprised how good the lunch was and I’m now excited about using foraging for myself and cooking in the future. It was great to meet James and learn from his foraging experience. I will definitely recommend his courses to anyone who might be interested.