April 22; May 6; May 28
9.30 am- 5 pm
Cost: €60, includes a wild food gourmet lunch
Wild food is the ultimate in local and seasonal produce. Food foraging is a powerful way to re-awaken your senses, to re-connect with nature in a powerful way, giving us a deep appreciation of the land and our place in the natural cycles and rhythms of life. We will be picking prime ingredients full of interesting flavours, packed with goodness to prepare our feast on the day. From seaweeds and coastal plants to fields,hedgerow and gardens -you’ll be learning to recognise the right plants and experiencing tasty ways to prepare and eat them. Seaweed salads, wild garlic pesto, Alexanders fritters, wild herb soups and much more.
A substantial gourmet lunch is included in the course fee. In fact, you’ll be part of preparing it by using the plants we collect.
This course is mainly outdoors. If the weather forecast is particularly wet for the day we’ll postpone it and arrange an alternative day.For collecting seaweed we’ll be walking between rocks at low tide. If you bring children you are responsible for them. Booking is essential, as we need to give you directions.
We’ll also show you how to use specific plant identification books in order to deepen your learning and point out which plants are poisonous. You’ll also learn about some medicinal uses.
This course will inspire you to continue your path of food foraging.
The group will be limited to 12 participants to guarantee a high quality learning experience.
To book a place click here
Had a really lovely day today on a wild food foraging course at @The Hollies! Started with foraging for seaweed at low tide at Simon’s Cove stopping off at Ring, Gaggin and Enniskeane foraging for wild garlic, ground elder, three corner leek, sorrel and other wild delights before heading back to The Hollies centre for lunch prepared with these and other lovely things foraged – soups, quiches, fritters and salads and then heading out for a final walk through the lands of The Hollies digging for Pig Nuts and generally eating our way around the woods and gardens! Learned loads – there really is a world of free food out there! Thanks for a great day!
Kate Ryan, Clonakilty