Foraging at Forest School CPD Training: Walk and Workshop, Friday 16th September


Friday 16th September

10am – 4pm

Streatham & Norwood, South London

Age 18+

Waiting List: if fully booked please email

Concessions: 2 places available for unwaged/low waged, please ask for details

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Please note: if you cannot make this date, please email to be put on list for next event. There are 2 concessionary places available for unwaged/low waged- please ask. 5% of sales donated to local environmental charity.

Forest School offers opportunities to develop deep and lifelong relationships with plants, trees and fungi, in a supportive environment.

Foraging is an ancient skill which is becoming increasingly popular as a way to incorporate more fresh sustainable food into our diets and reconnect with nature at the same time. The lost art and knowledge of foraging is an essential life skill which is a joy to share.

Join us on this unique training day designed for Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leaders and anyone who works with groups outdoors.


On our morning foraging walk we will enjoy a sensory and philosophical journey through time, from the hunter gatherers to the present day to the future of climate resilient food systems. We will prepare our sustainable harvest to create wild flavoured food and drink to share around the fire. Have fun trying out a game or activity to use within your sessions, and discuss risk in the context of foraging at Forest School.

Your Guide

Gemma is a Forest School Trainer and professional Foraging Guide. She will support your learning and confidence within this training course. You will come away with a Certificate of Attendance, as well as a wealth of knowledge about how to identify edible and poisonous plants, trees and fungi (species are site and season dependant). You will gain exciting new ideas for activities, ways to use wild ingredients, and a deeper understanding of the potential to forage with your groups and sites.

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Please Note

  • Food and drink provided will be free from gluten, refined sugar, meat, dairy and caffeine. Majority are vegan but some may contain organic egg or honey. Some products contain nuts. Please contact us in advance if you have any allergies or dietaries.
  • Walks and workshops vary in length, terrain and accessibility. Please contact us in advance if you have accessibility requirements.
  • The course will continue whatever the weather (except in electrical storms or high winds), so please come prepared for outdoor activities!
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