Wild Plant Walks

Learn about practical uses for wild plants.

Come on a wild plant walk to develop your practical knowledge of plants. Learn where to find food, medicine, natural dyes, and other useful things. How to harvest, and how to find good places for gathering. Learn how to create delicious substantial meals from wild plants. Feel the effects of eating wild food every day. Enjoying what is naturally available. 

Seasonal Walks in Bristol, London, and Devon

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Spring Wild Food Walk

 

 

Bere Ferrers, Devon. 

Monday 14th May. 

With a special wild food lunch at The Horn of Plenty Hotel. Learn how to identify wild edible plants. We will look at salt loving plants in the estuary, hedgerow herbs, riverside spring greens, and the poisonous plants you could mistake them for. Tasting our native wild flavoursof bitter, fiery, and sweet, and learning how to incorporate them in to cooking, to create delicious, locally sourced, and highly nutritious meals. 

 

 

Ending with a delicious lunch at The Horn of Plenty sampling the wild food we find. Bookings via The Horn of Plenty.

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Natural Dye Plant Walk

 

In Battersea Park, London.

Tuesday 1st May 2018, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

 

With London Craft Club

Discover the flowers, leaves, roots, and barks growing all around London, that can be used to create natural dyes and colour. This is a wonderful way to explore the green side of London and the secrets of the plants around you.

There's no need to use chemical dyes and washing machines to create colours on fabric when you can use natural foraged materials. Flora creates beautiful colours using nothing but plant based dyes and mordants (fixatives). 

You’ll learn how to identify and harvest natural dye plants, as well as some edible and medicinal plants that grow all around us. She’ll share how best to harvest wild plants, and how to spot good places for gathering. Including a set of illustrated notes.

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Natural Dye Plant Walk

In Eastville Park, Bristol

Tuesday 15th May 2018, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

Learn about the wild plants growing all around us that can be used to create natural dyes for textiles. This is a wonderful way to explore the green side of Bristol and creative uses for the plants around us. Including an introduction to simple techniques you can use to produce colour from plants.

 

Spring - Spring greens, flowers. 

Explore the vast diversity of edible spring plants, there are over 40 different wild greens you can eat in the spring. Learn the poisons you could mistake them for.

February - May

Coastal and estuary - Seaweed, seashore plants, estuary plants. 

There is always a lot to be found along beaches and estuaries. Learn how to to gather and dry seaweed. How to identify the wide array of edible seashore & estuary plants. 

All year

Summer Inland - Seeds, flowers, leaves

Learn how to gather wild seed for bread and spices. Which flowering plants and trees you can use for medicine. As the summer sun peaks, this is the best time to harvest wild natural dye plants. Shelter from the bright summer sun under the trees by the water where we can find many useful plants.

June - August

Autumn - Fruits & Berries, Roots, Nuts, Lichen, Leaves, Seeds & spices

Explore autumns generous abundance of bright red, purple, brown, and orange beneath blue skies.

Learn low effort methods for processing autumn foods. 

September - November

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