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This course is aimed as an introduction to the world of wild food, focusing specifically on the plants and trees although we won’t ignore fungi should we manage to find any. We will also explore their myriad of other uses such as providing cures for ailments, refreshing drinks, or maybe something to clean your teeth with! A key skill to finding wild food lies in knowing where to look and the wild food expert can enter a different habitat and grasp immediately the possibilities that area has to offer. The day consists of a non-strenuous walk to identify and gather edible species followed by a late lunch and a chance to taste the wild foods gathered.
John Rhyder is an expert naturalist specialising in outdoor skills and human relationships with the natural world. He offers intriguing knowledge about wildlife, tracking, plants and trees plus first-hand experience of an impressive array of traditional and indigenous crafts. After working as head instructor for Ray Mears, the international survival expert, he now runs his own company Woodcraft School offering training courses in bushcraft and nature awareness in West Sussex.
Participants should be aware that much of the day will be spent out of doors and many paths are sloping and uneven.
Fee & Refreshments
£80 per person, including tuition, tea and coffee. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. You may bring a packed lunch or the cafe will be open.Book course