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 and Devon

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

Wild Food & Colour Walks in Bristol

Seasonal walks along the river Frome learning about wild foods & natural dye plants

- Learn how to identify wild natural dye plants. From tree barks, to flowers, berries, leaves, roots, fruits, nuts, and seeds, get an overview of how to harvest and extract colour from plants growing all around us for dyeing textiles. Which plants can be used as mordants (fixatives), which plants work best on different types of fabric, and when to harvest different parts of the plant.

- Learn how to cook and make meals with wild food and low effort ways of adding wild plants to your cooking.  Learn an array of edible plants, and how to identity the poisons you could mistake them for.

- Learn about how different plants effect us throughout the seasons.  

Cost: £30/25. Meeting in Eastville Park  6.30 - 8pm

27th June, 18th July, 27th September, 18th October

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Foraging Walk & a Wild Food Lunch on the Tamar estuary in Devon.

Monthly walks learning how to identify wild foods, that are growing in the hedgerow, woodland, riverside, & estuary and the poisonous plants you could mistake them for. Ending with a delicious meal at The Old Plough Inn sampling the wild food we find. 

Cost: £35. Meeting at Bere Ferrers Train Station (15 minutes from Plymouth)

17th June, 5th August, 23rd September, 21st October

For more info: contactus@theoldeploughinn.co.uk

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