Join us for an informative foraging walk where we will identify the various wild plants and mushrooms we find. Enjoy a homemade refreshment along the way and a light Wild Food lunch with us afterwards.
These courses will take place in Ouzel Valley Park, by kind permission of the Parks Trust. This beautiful park’s mixture of hedgerow, meadow and riverside make it a great location for suburban Spring foraging. It is within easy reach of Bedford, Buckingham, Aylesbury, Northampton, Luton, Bicester and even Stevenage. The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the park and along the river Ouzel, teaching you how to identify the different Summer shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find. There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup. After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds and a wild salad that we will pick on the day. After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Sunday 16th June 12:00pm until 3:30pm
Sunday 4th August 12:00pm until 3:30pm
Sunday 1st September 12:00pm until 3:30pm
Ouzel Valley Park, Simpson Drive, Simpson, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK6 3AY