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Foraging and Wildfoods Day

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Join us at our amazing private broadleaf woodland in the heart of the Kent countryside for a journey to unearth the delights of Mother Nature’s larder and store cupboard as we unveil the realms and delights of wildfood, foraging and backwoods cooking skills.

Based at our expedition style camp and under the parachute shelter at our in a truly magnificent and inspirational site you will be gently guided on your voyage of discovery by highly experienced forager and wild foods expert Carol Hunt who will be supported by bushcraft and survival skills instructor Phil Brown.

Our course size is small so that you have the best opportunity to learn and participate in the course. The curriculum for the day will cover:-

  • Wild foods foraging walk.
  • Where not to forage and what to avoid.
  • Poisonous plants.
  • Foraging and the law.
  • Introduction to fire lighting, minimal impact and leave no trace.
  • Backwoods catering skills.
  • Group wild food preparation and cooking.
  • Enjoying your own wild food banquet.

The day will be concluded with a look at the suggested reading material, reference books and field guides used and recommended by both Carol and Phil. You will also be presented with handouts and recipes details.

The day will go ahead in most weather conditions so do come prepared. A moderate level of fitness is required as the course involves some gentle walking as we explore our 100 acre woodland setting. Long trousers and long sleeved tops are preferable as we will be in amongst the vegetation

As a guide you should bring:-

  • Warm clothing
  • Long sleeve shirts and long trousers
  • Waterproofs
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Suitable Outdoor Footwear
  • Warm Socks
  • Cup or Large Mug
  • Plate, bowl, knife, fork and spoon
  • Packed Lunch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
  • Note Books With Pen or Pencil
  • A small rucksack or bag to carry everything in

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided throughout the day and you will need to bring your own packed lunch, drinking mug, plate, bowl, knife, fork and spoon.

The day will start at 10:00hrs and conclude at 16:00hrs. The site is rurally located and in the Tenterden area with limited parking in lay-bys in the lane.

The price for this unique day course experience is £49 per person, this offers exceptional value for money whilst making no compromise on quality.

We will be running Spring and Autumn foraging courses so why not book onto both and see how our broadleaf woodland and Mother Nature's bounty changes in these the most plentiful of wildfood seasons?

This course is also available for private group and corporate bookings.

Contact us to make a booking.

 

Contact Badger Bushcraft

T:01233 756447

M:07768 201177

E:info@badgerbushcraft.com

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