When: 10th May 2014, 10am – 4.30pm
Where: The Kingcombe Centre near Toller Porcorum, Dorset
£: Costs £55 per person. The fee includes course tuition and lunch plus morning and afternoon tea.
What is it?
Raconteur and River Cottage regular, John Wright, will bring his knowledge and expertise on wild-food gathering and foraging to the Hedgerow Harvest. The event will take place at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre near Toller Porcorum in Dorset on Saturday 10th May 2014. The one-day course is open to foragers of all abilities and will run from 10am to 4.30pm.
Foragers will start the day with an introduction from John Wright on the huge variety of plants to be found in hedgerows and how to spot the edible ones, such as fat hen, chickweed and hairy bittercress. The harvest will end at The Kingcombe Centre’s café where foragers will be able to taste the fruits of their labour and discuss ways to incorporate them in to everyday cooking.
The Kingcombe Centre is situated in the unspoilt Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve near Toller Porcorum, Dorset. This hidden treasure, which feels miles from anywhere, is not only a welcoming oasis for wildlife, but a place of peace and quiet for people to visit. The Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve is free to visit and is open every day of the week, all year round. The café serves home-made and home-grown food.
More info: Visit www.kingcombe.org for more details about courses throughout the year and The Kingcombe Centre.