Forage for Food
Spend a day in the breathtaking grounds of Sharpham Estate with Brigit-Anna McNeill, learning to identify, pick safely and prepare seasonal wild foods. Re-connect to nature through plants and see with new eyes as you taste, touch and begin to understand the edible and medicinal plants that are all around you.
This event costs £45 per person and is suitable for adults aged 16 or over.
This day is for you if you are:
- Keen to explore the world of wild food
- Interested in learning more about the natural world
- A beginner to foraging or an expert
What should you bring?
- Snack - our lunch will be early and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
- Your packed lunch
- Hat and warm clothes
- Good comfy shoes or wellies
- Paper and pen if you want to take notes
- Bottle of water
- 2 clean glass jars (medium or small, not large)
- A basket with a handle or similar for foraging, if you have one
The day runs from 10am to 4.30pm.
Please 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.
We will start with an introduction and cups of wild plant teas and potions, spending time awakening our senses and grounding into our bodies. We will do an initial foray, building on the introduction and then will return to eat lunch early.
You will be shown how to safely gather and identify wild food using sight, taste or feel whilst also discovering the medicinal uses of the plants and their folklore.
We will set out on a slow paced 3 to 4-hour forage to discover beneficial weeds, green allies and free wild food. We will be exploring a mixture of woodland, meadow, fields and riverside, taking in the stunning views and beautiful landscape of the Sharpham Estate. It will be beneficial for you to take along a water bottle and snack en route.
On return to the woodland kitchen, there will be the opportunity to watch Brigit demonstrate making a delicious wild food recipe e.g. wild green hummus or pesto & everyone will be able to take a jar home. The day will end with more teas, or wild chai or cocoa, some wonderful seasonal, wild tasters and goodbye together as a group.
Brigit is amazing, wise beyond her years! I have seen the world with new eyes and can’t wait to do more walks with her.
Brigit is full of knowledge and a lovely person to spend a day with, I felt truly inspired and it has awakened in me a thirst for nature!
Amazing food and an amazing experience thank you Brigit and thank you Sharpham.
Sharpham is stunning and I didn’t want to leave, the wild food was gorgeous, the walk breath taking. The day surpassed my expectations.
Brigit is the Nigella of the woods!
I love the rose petal cacao and the wild sushi was divine!
Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day.
Click here for directions to The Sharpham Trust.
£45 per person per day (age 16+)
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.
£45 per person per day (age 16+)
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