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Wild foods and foraging have become very trendy and where better to learn about the skills of foraging than with the UK's leading foraging and wild food teaching resource - Wild Food School?

Marcus Harrison, who runs the courses, is a UK authority and specialist on wild foods, and from time to time gives talks on the subject at the Natural History Museum - having also written for the NHM's own EVOLVE magazine - and his work has been included in a United Nations FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization) publication [2013]. He has given regular wild food walks and talks at the Eden Project, and is involved with teaching survival professionals life-saving skills to live off the land.

And long before foraging became fashionable and trendy Wild Food School featured on BBC Countryfile, Westcountry TV, the Good Food Channel ('Simon Rimmer's Dinners'), and the BBC's Great British Menu, and has appeared in The Times, Sunday Express, and other print publications like Countryfile Magazine and Herbs. Marcus has also been involved in numerous BBC Radio broadcasts, while frequently advising TV production companies.

Now the world has caught up with wild foods. And Marcus, who runs Wild Food School foraging courses, has had an interest in wild foods for over 40 years - being brought up on a farm until his late teens and acquiring, in the process, an absolutely instinctive feel and understanding for the English countryside, terrains and landscapes generally. So if you value real knowledge and expertise, book on a WFS foraging course today.

Wild Food School with BBC Countryfile
Wild Food School out with BBC Countryfile.

Maybe you're a cutting-edge chef looking for inspired culinary twists to tempt clients, or a complete novice curious to try dandelion coffee, or maybe an elite survival professional trained to live on the edge of existence and looking to go the extra mile? Wild Food School is unique in being able to offer foraging courses and expertise at every level.

So, if the idea of telling your friends that you've been eating nettles and thistles tickles you, or the prospect of being food-savvy in the wild rings a bell with your outlook on life then Wild Food School foraging courses will inspire you and capture your imagination ... Call 01208 873788 now to book your place, or drop an e-mail.

The foraging courses are essentially 'fluid', and offer everything from introductory half-day sessions to week-long courses where students can gain hands-on experience in identifying and using some 40 to 90+ [depending on season] of Britain's 160+ native and indigenous edible wild plants, and do so in a relaxed learning environment. A postal course is also available, while off-schedule courses can be specifically tailored to a client's needs.

Wild Food School is the only solely dedicated, year-round, operation of its kind in the UK. Increasingly there are foraging courses offered by those with very little knowledge or experience, which can be dangerous. So beware, and read between the lines of what is being offered; not all foraging courses are equal. Learning simply from a book is not enough to teach about foraging, nor is appearing in a magazine or on TV, which give the appearance of 'expert' knowledge [read ex = 'has-been', spurt = 'squirt of water']. Substantive knowledge comes through experience, not from appearing on TV or having lots of social media followers.

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When not inspiring the next generation of wild foodies there's lots of behind the scenes historical, geographical and technical research going on. Marcus' botanical knowledge-base covers most of the northern hemisphere (with a few tropical subjects covered too), while on the historical side a dozen years of academic-level research in the British Library (for a book) provides a 1,500 year contextual backdrop to the modern use of edible wild food. It's an immense breadth of expertise virtually unavailable elsewhere, and routinely feeding back into the courses keeping them fresh, inspiring and up-to-date.

The foraging courses are based in mid-Cornwall around the picturesque town of Lostwithiel and are totally immersive - from simple identification of edible wild plant species, to their safe preparation and cooking. Because nature and the seasons are constantly shifting no two sessions are really ever the same; being guided by what plants are seasonally available and to the preferences of those attending: using wild food ingredients in ethnic-style cuisine, survival enthusiasts seeking new food options, beginners looking for a helping hand on the wild food ladder, or perhaps a historical and ethnobotanical twist. Be inspired by the possibilities!

Prices: Introductory and Day foraging courses - £35-90 pp. / Weekend & 2-day courses - £150 pp. Day courses generally run from 09.30 to 17.00 hrs.

To organise your place on one of the wild food courses, or for more information, drop an e-mail, or call 01208 873788.

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