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Family Forage Days

Come and enjoy the wild abundance of the Sharpham Estate with your children. We will discover what the season has to offer and pick some wild plants to take back to our sheltered outdoor kitchen for a fun cook up. 

Family Forage Day at Sharpham

We’ll talk about which ones we can eat and will take the ones we need back to the woodland kitchen for a cook-up and simple wild food lunch.

We will learn a little about fire and get the woodland fire lit where we can then relax in the warmth with herby bread and a warm drink and final questions.

Family Forage Day at Sharpham

This day is for you if you are:

  • adults and children of any age and experience who are looking to discover more about wild edible plants.
  • interested in learning more about the natural world 
  • a beginner to foraging
  • a fan of the Great Outdoors
  • looking for a fascinating, family day out

We have alternative Forage & Feast and Foraging for Wild Medicine days for adults only who are looking for a deeper foraging learning experience - click here for detailsHeritage Lottery Fund at Sharpham

This day has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Discovering Sharpham project


What should you bring?

  • Snack - our lunch will be a late one and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
  • Hat and warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Good comfy shoes or wellies
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
  • Camera if you want to take pictures
  • Bottle of water

 

Event outline

This event runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm, costs £5 per person and includes lunch. 

Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending steeply towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.

We’ll talk about which ones we can eat and will take the ones we need back to the woodland kitchen for a cook-up and simple wild food lunch.

We will learn a little about fire and get the woodland fire lit where we can then relax in the warmth with herby bread and a warm drink and final questions.

 

Fascinating to learn about eating primroses and daisies. And the sorrel soup was the best I’ve ever had.

It really helped me notice how much there is to eat in nature. And how many benefits there are.

A perfect balance of all elements. Anna’s knowledgeable and entertaining.

Very informative, fun, delicious food and scenery. Feeling very nourished.

It was a fantastic experience.

Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending steeply towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.

 

This event costs £5 per person and includes lunch. 

Brigit-Anna McNeill - foraging leader

 

Brigit is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world.

Following an MA in Art psychotherapy, Brigit trained in wilderness therapy and mentoring. This journey then led her to being apprenticed to renowned elders in herbalism and the ancient art of foraging

Brigit loves to guide others in nature to see it as they have never seen it before; as the missing community they have always craved.

Brigit's knowledge and passion for plants is fantastic and infectious, whether for medicine, food or spiritual ally.  


Retreats & Events

This event runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm, costs £5 per person and includes lunch. 

Booking essential. Book easily and securely online here, by phoning 01803 732542 or by emailing [email protected]

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