Park Foraging Walk (Adult Tickets)
Park Walk in Norwood, South London
Saturday 10th July 2021
10am – 1pm
Explore a beautiful park and woodland with Gemma, an experienced Forest School trainer and forager. You will be sent the meeting point after booking.
Sold Out - Waiting List Only
Suitable for adults and older children
Uncover the hidden world of the plants, trees and fungi on your doorstep. Find out about ancient and modern uses- from tasty and nutritious wild edibles to traditional arts and crafts. Join us on a journey into the wonderful world of urban foraging.
On our walk we will cover:
Forager’s code: the essential safety, sustainability and legal rules to follow
Botany basics: introduction to identification
History and folklore behind our most common weeds
Introduction to a wide variety of seasonal plants, trees and fungi
Hands-on activity: either sampling pre-prepared wild food or crafting a decorative item (course, season and site dependent)
Gemma is a passionate ethnobotanist, interested in the changing relationship between people and plants over time. She has studied and worked with wild plants for food, medicine, and traditional crafts for 20 years. She has led guided walks since 2010 and forage cooking workshops since 2016. She is currently studying Botany and has certificates in food hygiene & catering, and food allergies.
All food samples are gluten free and dairy free, but not all are vegan. Refined sugar is not used in any samples, but natural syrups eg. agave or honey may be used. Some products contain nuts. Please contact us if you have any allergies.
Walks vary in terrain and accessibility. Please contact us first to check which course is more suitable for you.
This course is designed for adults and older children. Adult tickets are required for 16+ years. Tickets for children aged 10-15yrs are £10 and will need to be booked separately. There are limited free tickets available for children under 10, however our pace is slow and may not be suitable for young children. Children will not be accepted onto the walk unless they have their own ticket and are supervised by a ticketed adult.
The course will continue whatever the weather (except in electrical storms or high winds), so please come prepared for outdoor activities.