Autumn Foraging and Wild Medicine

Autumn is the time for deep nourishing, building up our stores of nutrients and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead.

Along with the last few wild greens we have such an abundant variety of healing foods and medicines at this time of year.

The hedgerows are bursting with berries which are full of wonderful health giving nutrients that support our immune systems as we come into the colder months. Learn how best to preserve these wild medicines for your own health in easy recipes for tonics as well as food items.

In the morning we will fill our baskets with berries, maybe nuts and the last of the wild greens, meeting a wide range of plants, learning some basic botany and plant ID features along the way. In the afternoon we will gather around the fire and turn our harvests into a range of delicious food to share and medicines to take home.
Autumn Foraging Workshop Sussex

Who this outdoor learning CPD course is for

Anyone who wants to learn basic foraging and wild medicine skills – no previous experience needed.

What you will learn?

You will learn some basic botany and plant ID features, pick berries and wild greens and on the day we will make an immune boosting glycerite, a herbal syrup with coconut sugar and many more delicious foods to share.

Who facilitates this course?

Alice Rose Betony

How many hours?

5 1/2 hours

Autumn Foraging and Wild Medicine

Autumn is the time for deep nourishing, building up our stores of nutrients
and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead

Next available dates

Our Autumn foraging and wild medicine outdoor learning CPD course takes place at WoWo Campsite, Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, TN22 3QT

Date: Saturday 18th September 2021
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Cost: £65.00

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet & greet

No previous experience needed for any of these workshops

No dogs allowed 

During our foraging day we will:

foraged feast

  • Learn how to make some winter herbal remedies with the abundant hedgerow berries available at this time.
  • Learn how to safely identify and forage Elderberries, hawthorn berries, sloes and rosehips and turn them into food and medicines.
  • You will also learn about the wild seeds and nuts of this season including nettle seeds, himalayan balsam & plantain seeds and hazelnuts.
  • We will incorporate all of the above ingredients and maybe some greens if we find any, into delicious food cooked over the fire as well as enjoying some wild teas we’ve foraged along the way…… you can expect to sample and help make a wild pesto on rice cakes and toasted seed and nut buckwheat pancakes with a wild berry syrup or glaze as well as making medicines to take home.
  • Everything is gluten and dairy free.
What to bring
Autumn Hawthorn

On the day, follow signs to reception upon arrival and we will meet by the main campsite barn. Please bring a pack lunch, suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny) and wet weather gear just in case. Please bring a notepad and pen, maybe a camera to help you remember the plants, and a basket for foraged goods.

We can top up our lunch with some foraged goods too and will be nibbling away all afternoon on the foraged delights we’ve made. A selection of tea’s and hot water will be provided and of-course we will make some fresh herb brews along the way.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet & greet.

autumn foraging berry baskets

Alice will be sure to also point out any poisonous plants we come across to raise awareness on this topic and speak to issues of sustainable foraging and invasive species.

This day is aimed at adults only and a chance for you to drop into a peaceful (child free) space, roaming the land and foraging as a group in a mindful way. There will be plenty of time for questions and further suggestions of resources for your future foraging and wild medicine adventures.

We can top up our lunch with some foraged goods too and will be nibbling away all afternoon on the foraged delights we’ve made. A selection of tea’s and hot water will be provided and of-course we will make some fresh herb brews along the way.

Why choose Circle of Life Rediscovery?

Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC has over 25 years of experience in training professionals and inspiring thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds into the outdoors in both the UK, Ireland, Portugal and SE Asia.

We are a leading organisation in nature connection and personal development. As such,we’ve received many grants and awards for our work with groups across different ages and backgrounds.

Our team also offers bespoke training. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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