On this wild food walk in Forest Row in East Sussex, participants will be provided with clear information on the foraging basics, while simultaneously looking deeply into the skills required to get the maximum benefit from wild plants. This includes precise tips and guidance for working with the 20-30 specific plants and fungi (when present) encountered on location, as well as detailed instruction regarding processes and techniques, for example, salt pickling, vinegar pickling, lacto-fermenting, cordial making, wine and spirit making, dehydrating, fruit leather creation, seasonings, and other preserving and food preparation techniques. In many instances those techniques will be brought to life by tasting the fruits of such labour.
Payment & Cancellations
Place or places on a course will be secured only upon advanced payment of their FULL cost. Payment is by cheque or bank transfer only*. You may cancel up to 1 month before the course date and receive a 100% refund. After that time cancellation will result in a complete loss of all deposits – without exception. However, at my discretion, if – and only if – I can refill this place (s) in the month before the course, I will refund you. Alternatively, you could gift the course place to a friend or relative.
If I cancel a course at any point a full refund will be offered.
Should you need to cancel, when and where possible, and if desired, I will try to arrange an alternative date for you (provided you do not cancel in the month before the course)- often though that is only possible during the week.
Courses purchased as Christmas presents
For courses purchased this way, I fully understand that due to the surprise element of gift giving you may not be able to confirm a date you would like to book for until after Christmas. This is fine. However, A DATE WILL HAVE TO BE FINALISED BY THE END OF FEBRUARY…….to help me maintain my sanity.
When booking please can you make sure you give me a land line contact number, a mobile number, email address, and land address. Also it is important that you specify any food preferences, allergies or intolerances you or your friends may have. A BOOKING FORM WILL BE SENT TO YOU WHERE YOU CAN PUT DOWN SUCH INFORMATION.
On the day of the course ideally you should bring waterproofs – both top and bottoms, good walking boots and a spare pair of Wellington boots. For March, April, October and November courses an extra jumper or warm coat is useful especially for courses where we have an outside meal in the evening, or fungi courses. Actually, bring an extra jumper anyway. If it’s windy it can bring the temperature down at any time of the year.