- Wild Food plants
- Medicinal plants and application
- Poisonous plants
- Plants for utility
- Foraging and the law
Hedgerow Gourmet at Woodcraft School
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Please note that by booking on to our courses you agree to our terms and conditions.
On catered courses we try and accommodate most diets including gluten free and vegetarian. If you have severe allergies, a specific and complicated diet or are a strict vegan then there may be times we cannot accommodate your needs. Please contact the office prior to making any online booking if you fall into this latter category so we can discuss your options.
Aimed at 18 years and over although we do offer places to younger people at our discretion. Please enquire.
Course: Hedgerow Gourmet
Location: Nr Midhurst, West Sussex
Course Leader: John Rhyder
Course Size: 10 (maximum)
Cost Per Person: £75 (Deposit £25)
Why choose us?
The natural history aspect of Bushcraft is something we excel at! It was the route in to the subject since childhood for John and many of the team who have studied tree, plant and fungi identification formally through Merrist wood college, the Field Studies Council and with many noted individuals including mycologists and botanists. Our support staff have all been trained through our leadership programme where huge emphasis is placed on this aspect. Choosing to learn this subject from us means you will be taught by real experts passionate about the subject and nature as a whole. You can also be assured that we have tried the things we talk about and are not just repeating the experience of others.
29th April 2012 - Woodcraft School
“A thoroughly enjoyable course. Very well conducted. I personally had no previous knowledge on plants and foraging but John catered for that and I left with my mind swimming in good information. Even with the torrential rain all morning i still had a brilliant day. I am on a Mushroom course later in the year and can't wait to return. I can't think of anything else to say other than "Brilliant" worth it in every possible way. Thank you very much!"
29th April 2012 -Woodcraft School
“Absolutely brilliant. The weather wasn't the best but I personally didn't mind and it added to the experience. As a survival instructor in the RAF I took onboard a number of points and plant types to pass on to my students. Stinging nettles, Dock, Burdock and Cattails being my choice to pass on for their protein and carb capabilities. Looking forward to the Fungi course in September. PS, The lunch was superb and Melvin has eaten all the Nettle Pesto you gave him!!"