|A private foraging course may be one-to-one, for a couple, a few friends or maybe for a group, organisation or event. We are based in Dorset, though can run courses at other locations. Private courses can be run for a fixed fee or per person (subject to a minimum number).
|We can derive 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
- Beginners botany
- Cooking a three-course, wild food-based meal
- An illustrated talk about seasonal wild-food
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Slow Food Dorset (1)
Hedgerow Harvest 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.
Just a brief note to thank you most sincerely for the great afternoon you gave our party yesterday. By coincidence, today's food programme on Radio 4 majored on sea harvesting! Your enthusiasm was infectious and I am sure everyone will now look at the sea-shore with different eyes. Thank you so much and I do hope we will see you soon at one of our events in the future.
John Peace, Group Leader, Slow Food Dorset
Dorset Fungus Group
Hedgerow Harvest provided a Spring Greens foraging walk and light lunch for members of the Dorset Fungus Group.
What a fantastic, spectacular day the DFG had with you! The weather was brilliant and you were so good as a Foray Leader! The group was captivated and all really enjoyed the lunch - so a huge thank you!
Zina Roworth, Chair, Dorset Fungus Group
Among the many comments from the members:
- Best day out for a long time
- Thanks for the super foray and food
Slow Food Dorset (2)
Hedgerow Harvest lead members of Slow Food Dorset on a Fruit and Nut Forage. Their day included foraging walk, a presentation and a three-course lunch based on seasonal wild food:
On behalf of Slow Food Dorset may I express our sincere thanks for the wonderful day that you arranged for us all. You certainly made us all welcome and I am sure that we all enjoyed the gentle walk through the countryside learning about the abundance of edible fruits, nuts and herbs that were so easily accessible. Equally important was the advice of the foes that are not suitable for consumption! We were over whelmed by the generosity of the event to include lunch and very informative, well presented handouts.
- Rosehip Soup
- Truffled Scrambled Egg
- Damson Fool
Lisa Osman, Membership Secretary, Slow Food Dorset
| For several years Hedgerow Harvest have run A Taste of The Wild as part of the annual Hungerford and District Community Arts Festival (HADCAF). The event comprises a foraging walk, wild-food based meal and illustrated talk on wild foods.
| Hedgerow Harvest are working with a number of prestiguous hotels to provide foraging and wild food courses for their guests.
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 and a day of seashore and urban foraging. The group leader said Just a quick note to say thanks again for a fantastic two days. We learnt a lot, in a very enjoyable way, and now feel much more confident identifying and eating things. Your approach to the idea of foraging is excellent - showing us things that can easily be identified and are actually nice to eat, rather than giving us millions of latin names. It was plain you had done your homework and knew the spots you were taking us to. The whole thing was very professional.
| At attendee of one of our courses wanted to take his foraging and botanical knowledge to a much higher level. We have run a series of day walks for him in a variety of habitats.