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Sat, 22 Jun


Port of Menteith

Foraging Across the Seasons (Summer)

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Foraging Across the Seasons (Summer)
Foraging Across the Seasons (Summer)

Time & Location

22 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 14:00

Port of Menteith, Cardross, Port of Menteith, By FK8 3JY, UK

About the Event

Celebrating the seasonal abundance of our native flora and fungi by learning how to make foraged teas, wild snacks, and herbal remedies.

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Foraging can seem attractive yet daunting to many, Lauren Lochrie of Herbal Homestead has developed this wonderful, seasonal course to help you 'pierce the green veil' by tuning into different plant and fungal habitats and identification cues.

By practicing a range of hands-on activities, you will enhance your understanding of what wild things are good to harvest when, and how to prepare and store them in different ways over the year. Learn how to do this mindfully, sustainably, and safely!

As we slow down to connect with seasonal rhythms and abundances, we too can learn to find a better rhythm within ourselves, appreciating what may have been overlooked before. This course will have something for the beginner as well as the expert.

Depending on the time of year and plant/ fungi abundance, participants will learn about and prepare different remedies, crafts, drinks, and food stuffs from sap, leaves, roots, twigs, buds, flowers, berries, and medicinal fungi at the beautiful Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire.

This Summer Course can be attended as a one-off but learning and enjoyment may be enhanced if experienced as a four-season-internship (booking on to the Spring, Autumn, & Winter courses too). Throughout the year we will take different routes around the estate and more information will be sent out before and afterwards.

What to expect:

- Plant & fungi identification and habitat cues

- Exploring their traditional and modern uses

- Trying pre-prepared foraged nibbles, teas and remedies

- Exercises on how to connect with wild flora and fungi

- Harvesting and working with different wild parts to prepare drinks, herbal remedies, tinder, ointments and other useful & decorative items depending on seasonal abundance

- Some group work exploring intrinsic value and ecological function

- Follow up recipes and information

Fees & Participants:

£42 per head/ course (includes booking fee)

16 years+

12 participants maximum


Compost loo on site @Beewell Demonstration Garden on the estate (a few minutes walk from parking area).

Course 2. Foraging Across the Seasons (Summer) - Saturday 22nd June 2024 (11am - 2pm) @Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire FK8 3JY.

This ticket is for the Spring Course only.


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