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Foraging & Medicinal Herbs Surrey

  • 35 British pounds
  • Surrey

Course Description

Course Dates: 7th April - SOLD OUT 11th May 1st June 4th August 21st September Foraging for edible & medicinal plants in Surrey with the lovely Isabel Openshaw. WHAT YOU WILL BE LEARNING The course is tailored to introduce you to the edible and medicinal uses of the wild plants we have growing around us. Isabel will give you keys to identifying the wild plants you encounter and any lookalikes you may want to avoid and you will learn ways to use the species you come across on the day. Often there are many common plants that are easy to recognise and versatile for everyday usage. COURSE DETAILS The course will be held near Guildford and will run for 3 hours. The walk will be along country tracks and off paths, you will need to be fit enough to walk the routes. An email will be sent two days prior to the event with the exact location and anticipated conditions for the day. Under 18's are free. WHAT TO BRING Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and seasons Bring any refreshments you may need such as water and snacks Wear comfy walking shoes. If the conditions are expected to be muddy you will be advised suitable footwear in the email Bring a basket or container or cloth bag to store any foraged food you would like to take home. We discourage the use of plastic bags to store foraged food in A note pad and pen to write down information with if you wish. Alternatively; A camera to take pictures or for filming ABOUT ISABEL Isabel started foraging along the hedgerows with her mother for elderflowers and blackberries to make cordial and jams. She quickly became in awe of how much there is growing around us which is not only edible, but also medicinal. She has always taken a keen interest in nutrition and wellbeing as well as being mindful to take care of our environment. She studied geography and statistics at undergraduate level with a research project based on the rainforests of North Borneo. For her masters she studied ecology, evolution and conservation with a research project in ectomycorrhizal fungi at Kew gardens. She is currently a researcher working at Kew gardens studying forests and soils. She has a deep connection with the trees and a love for all things nature with a background in ecology and conservation. She has done courses from the national institute of medical herbalists and guides people on foraging walks, teaching about the medicinal properties of plants.

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Worthing, UK

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