Nov 4 4 2017
Saturday 4th Nov

Wild Crafting

private retreat

Wild Crafting Day Course: Wild Autumn Super Foods – Saturday 4th November

Want to learn about the magical world of wild edible plants, the sensory art of foraging and how to prepare and preserve wild flavours?

Autumn brings a rich diversity of the powerful super foods that our bodies need to support and nourish us over the winter season. Enjoy a morning on a guided sensory wild food walk learning to safely identify and sustainably gather wild foods.

Learn about their edible uses along with plant folklore and historical uses, and an afternoon learning how to preserve and supercharge your wild bounty with techniques and recipes such as lacto-fermentation, wild vinegar and elixir making.

This course will be a mixture of foraging, hands-on cooking and demonstrations, with lots of tips and recipes, talking and tasting, giving you the confidence to supercharge your hedgerow bounty to make it even better for you.

Cost: £75, includes wild snacks and refreshments, a wild food calendar and your own handmade wild food products to take away.

Lunch & refreshments: Wild refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch (to share if you wish)

Time: 10am till 4pm

Practitioner: Myrtle Cooper

Myrtle Cooper, a wild edible plant specialist, is passionate about connecting people with the powerful and playful art of foraging. She runs wild food walks, courses and hands on WildCrafting sessions and specialises in facilitating a sensory and immersive approach to meeting plants.

Myrtle has a background in working with sustainable food systems and ecological behaviour change, and, following a call to the wild edges, began teaching foraging in 2014. Myrtle holds an MSc in Ecological Food Systems and Sustainable Food Production from Schumacher College and a BA in Psychology.

Myrtle brings an eclectic range of knowledge and influence from years of plant work, Social & Eco Psychology, Phenomenology, Permaculture, and creatively adapts teaching grounded in working with wild plants for food but encompassing wild edible plants experiences that facilitate wellbeing, playfulness and creativity, and connecting us back with the natural world.