Spring Foraging and Wild Medicine
About this outdoor learning CPD course
Learn about the wild food and medicine available in abundance during Spring.
This season is the peak time for spring greens and early flowers.
The sap has risen, and nature’s bountiful early medicine chest is on display.
The landscape is full of cleansing and nutritious plants you can use for food and medicines.
On the day, we will walk the land in the morning, gather plants, and fill up our baskets.
Along the way, you’ll learn introductory botany and plant ID tips as well as the herbal properties of common weeds we see.
In the afternoon, we will base ourselves around the fire. Here, you’ll turn your harvests into food to share and potions/tonics to take home.
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?
On the day, you will make:
- A balm for bruises and minor wounds
- A digestive bitter tonic OR an emotional wellbeing tonic
- Plenty of delicious wild foods such as wild pesto, wild salad with herb-infused salad dressing, lacto-fermented wild garlic, spring greens sauerkraut and nettle pakoras
- Wild teas and tonic tasters
Who facilitates this course?
Alice Rose Betony
How many hours?
5 1/2 hours
Next available date
Our Spring Foraging and Wild Medicine outdoor learning CPD course takes place at WoWo Campsite, Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, TN22 3QT
Date: Saturday 20th April 2024
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet & greet
No previous experience needed for any of these workshops
This workshop is for adults only and sorry we can not allow dogs
It was a fascinating and informative day. Alice’s enthusiasm for her subject is clear. An amazing day learning when you don’t even realise!
I loved the passion of the teacher. She was so enthusiastic about her expertise, respectful, knowledgeable and connected. I really enjoyed learning about the botany of the plants we looked at and taking the time to explore some of the plants in detail. The feast was magnificent!
I have participated previously in an Autumn foraging course with Alice and this time attended the summer Twilight foraging course and it was brilliant! Alice was so welcoming, knowledgeable and the setting was a perfect summer's evening. I learnt so much about plants and their medicinal and herbal properties. Thank you Alice and Circle of Life - a beautiful evening to take a wander with you 🙂
What to expect and bring on the day
On arrival, follow signs to reception. You will be directed to the main campsite barn.
Please bring a packed lunch, suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny) and wet weather gear just in case.
Also, bring a notepad and pen, a camera to help you remember the plants, and a basket for your foraged goods.
You can top up your lunch with your foraged goods.
Expect to nibble away all afternoon on the foraged delights you’ve made.
We’ll provide a selection of teas and hot water. But you may prefer to indulge in the fresh herb brews we’ll make along the way.
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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.