• More wild food courses for May and June!

    by  • May 1, 2018 • EAT Project, Uncategorized

    As it’s springtime and we are excited by the abundance of free and nutritious food growing all around us in the hedges and fields, we’re offering more wild food foraging courses!

    Foraging for Food and Medicine
    When and where:
    One day course, held on two dates: Thurs 17th May OR Saturday 2nd June, 11am-4pm.
    Both at Compton Dundon, near Street and Glastonbury.

    This course is FREE to to anyone from Somerset. Places are limited though so we advise booking asap! Please email us at eat@feedavalon.org.uk.

    Course details: A one day class exploring the hedges and edges for wild plants that we can eat for food and health.
    We will use a sense-based approach to plant identification, focusing on learning a few plants well. This will include learning about plants that are not to be confused for edible ones. We will also consider the cycles of the seasons and plant growth, and how this relates to our own health and well being, the signature of spring being ‘bitter’ that cleanses and invigorates us.

    About the Tutor: Tim Lawrence has been working with plants for more than a decade, firstly as a gardener and vegetable grower before switching emphasis to wild food and medicine. Tim has learnt his craft under the guidance of respected teachers both in terms of food and medicine. He has been facilitating experiential learning in various forms for over two decades.

    Wild Food Cooking
    When and where: Weds 30 May, 6-9pm, at Compton Dundon near Street/Glastonbury.
    This course is FREE to to anyone from Somerset (donations welcome). Places are limited to 15 though so we advise booking asap! Please email us at eat@feedavalon.org.uk.

    Course details: Learn how to make simple but tasty vegan dishes using the freshest and best of all free ingredients! Depending on what we can find, we will make risotto, soup, and a salad. You will also learn tricks such as making your own vegan mayo and vegetable stock. We’ll pick some wild edibles, cook them together, and then also enjoy eating them together!

    About the tutor: Isy Schulz is a qualified nutritionist (BSc Human Nutrition) with a catering and community food organising background. Trained as a ‘Well Now’ health facilitator and co-author of the cookbook ‘Another Dinner is Possible’.