Foraging isn’t just a countryside past-time, it can be an urban adventure too! Join us at the delightful urban oasis of Martineau Gardens for an evening of foraging and wild cooking. This course is aimed at those with little or no experience of foraging, and covers all the practicalities, legalities, and safety aspects of picking wild plants to eat. By the end of the evening you will be able to confidently identify several readily available wild foods, know how to properly prepare them, and be eager to get out there on your own adventure.
The evening begins at 6pm in May – September and 5.30pm in October. The course is approximately 2-2.5 hours long (dependant on light levels). We gather at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston and after a quick briefing we’ll take a stroll around the two and a half acre gardens hunting for otherwise discarded weeds amongst the vegetable gardens, edible treats in the wooded area, as well as other seasonal surprises along the way. After an hour or so we’ll head to the outdoor kitchen and cook up some of our finds in the earth oven or over the fire pit.
This is an all-weather course, so please check the forecast before attending and wear suitable clothing. Recipes and course notes will be given, but due to the changeable nature of this course, it is advisable to bring a notepad and pencil, as you never know what we might find.
The course costs £50 per person (inclusive of VAT) and takes place at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, south Birmingham. Use the calendar below to find and book a suitable date and add to your basket, and pay via the checkout. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Martineau Gardens: 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG. Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground. Ample car parking on site.