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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    New dates

    15-19 June 2021

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    A 3 day Track and sign workshop followed by a 2 day CyberTracker evaluation

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    Track and Sign Dates for 2021

    Tracker Evaluations

    2021 dates available for track and sign evaluations

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    5-9 July 2021

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An excellent exploration into the world of plants and trees

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Wild food Foray

This course is not available at the current time. You might be interested in one of the following courses instead:

Course content

This one day programme covers the identification of the common fungi families, edible and medicinal fungi. We start studying a range of fungi collected previously to get to grips with the main identification features of the families most frequently encountered. The focus is on the most useful in terms of food, medicine and utility but we will also study those that are potentially poisonous and point out the key identification points. We will discuss the relationships fungi have with trees and the ecology of these fascination organisms in general.

After this introduction we will take a gentle walk to identify and collect specimens from the wild and bring some back to base camp to cook up and experiment with some specimens that have been preserved in a variety of ways comparing textures and flavours with the fresh specimens.

Other plants and trees that offer, in particular wild food, possibilities will also be pointed out and discussed. we hope there will be enough fungi gathered that some may be taken home but this varies year to year and we cannot guarantee this.

You may also be interested in Plant Identification & Use

Dates 2020

  • October 2 2020
  • October 3 202If this course is full please contact us to be placed on a waiting list for cancellations.

    Should enough people express an interest we may run extra dates

Course Dates

Fungi Foray

Please read the following information before booking:

Please note this is a self catered course. There will be some travel to other venues although we will endeavour to car share as much as possible.

You need to be over 18 years of age to attend this programme.

October 2nd 2020 Places

Course : Fungi Foray

Training: 2 October 2020

Location: Nr Midhurst West Sussex

Start Time: 9.00 am

Completion time: 4.30 pm

Course Leader: John Rhyder

Course Size: 12 maximum

Cost per person: £80

October 3rd 2020 Full

Course: Fungi Foray

Training: 3 October 2020

Location: Nr Midhurst West Sussex

Start Time: 9.00 am

Completion time: 4.30 pm

Course Leader: John Rhyder

Course Size: 12 maximum

Cost per person: £80