At last we are delighted to announce, Spring Foraging at Roulotte Retreat with Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods. Mark is an expert in Wild Foraging, has written countless columns and publications, appeared on wildlife programmes on tv and has led forays for the National Trust and RSPB. He is Scotland's only full-time foraging tutor as well as being trained as a Mountain Leader and involved in Mountain Rescue - so you are definitely in safe hands!
Explore the edible, useful and medicinal plants, spring shoots, leaves, flowers and fungi of spring woods and hedgerows, then enjoy some Wild Dining! Enjoy being in the outdoors and learning at the same time, know you are going to eat what you find.
Expect: Up to 2 miles gentle walking on well made paths over 2.5 hours followed by an informal al-fresco wild cook-in of our finds (not a full 3 course meal but will be an incredibly tasty plateful) either in the meadow or in The Studio, weather dependent. There will be wild treats and tasters to enjoy throughout.
Learn: Spring hedgerow plants and fungi (30+ species). Finding and identification; poisonous lookalikes; mindful harvesting with an appreciation of sustainability and pollution risks; expert tips, folklore/traditional uses, modern gourmet foods in nature; discover useful and medicinal uses; nutrition, processing, recipes, cooking; learn how to roll your own wild sushi!
Date: Saturday 5 April, 2014, meet at Roulotte Retreat Studio at 12.30 for a cuppa ready to start at 1.00 pm. Course finishes at 5.00 pm with a well deserved refreshment afterwards!
Price: £40.00 per person (Early booking £35.00 if paid before 19 March)
Stay in a roulotte for the weekend or just come for a day of foraging and wild dining!