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Foraging for wild food - practical workshop
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Learn how to forage for wild food at this hands-on workshop.
Ticket prices
Adult £ 15.00
September 7th, 2019 2:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

Alston Town Hall
Front Street
Alston, CA9 3RF
United Kingdom
Foraging for wild food - practical workshop

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Rosehips foraged for cordial at a foraging workshopJoin us for a practical, hands-on foraging workshop led by Wild North Discovery.

There's plenty of wild food growing all around us. In fact, our ancestors survived through foraging for wild food before they started growing their own food 7,000 years ago. We hunted wild animals and picked wild plants to eat. It was really important to know edible plants and wild mushrooms from poisonous plants and poisonous toadstools; it was literally a matter of life or death!

This is a big subject but our activity leader from Wild North Discovery has been foraging for wild food and wild mushrooms in the northeast since the early 1980s, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

We’ll be out in the countryside near Alston, exploring the wide range of edible and poisonous plants and wild mushrooms to be found, getting plenty of useful tips on identification, discussing preparation and also doing some tasting.

In addition to safe wild food foraging, you’ll also learn about the legalities of foraging in the countryside.


Things to know before you book

Accessibility: The workshop will involve walking moderate distances on rough ground along public footpaths, which will likely include obstacles such as gates, stiles and steps.


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation logo

This fantastic workshop is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, our funder for the Alston Moor Greenprint.




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* Grow Your Own Food training course in Alston. Find out more 
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This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor:


Electricity North West logo





Phone: 01768 210276
Event information
Type Workshop
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience Open to all
Topic Food
Funders Electricity North West, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Partners Wild North Discovery

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