Wild Food and Foraging Courses
Wild Food Walks
Hedgerow, estuary and coastal walks and wild food picnics
Foraging and Forest Bathing
Gentle, relaxing nature reconnection sessions
Day, weekend and longer courses exploring foraging, preservation and cookery, plant connection and plant communication
What to expect on a foraging course
Learn how to forage safely and discover the power of connecting with wild plants.
Foraging courses include in depth meetings with a minimum of 10 edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, often many more. You will experience and learn:
• How to correctly and safely identify wild plants
• Plant folklore, historical and modern day uses for food and medicine
• Sustainable and appropriate harvesting
• How to prepare plants for culinary and medicinal use
• Plant intelligence and communication
• How foraging practice contributes to wellness
• Tasters of handcrafted wild refreshments
Courses are suitable for adults, and children and young people under 16 with adult supervision. No experience is required, and courses are also suitable for those wishing to develop their existing wild food knowledge.
Why not treat a loved one to a wild food experience. Gift vouchers are available as part or full payment for courses booked through Wild & Curious Foraging.
About your guide
Wild & Curious Foraging was created by professional plant forager, Myrtle Cooper. Myrtle followed the call to share her plant passion following an MSc in Ecological Food Systems, developing a practice that powerfully connects us back with the land and to our own inner nature through the ancient art of foraging.
Featured on BBC One’s River Walks, her work explores sensory techniques to develop deep relationship with plants, taking inspiration and learning from plant lore, plant communication and intelligence. She leads foraging walks and immersive courses exploring the edible and medicinal properties of plants, wild cookery and preservation, sensory plant connection, and wild wellness.
Myrtle is a member of the Association of Foragers, and a founding member of SAP rising – a wild wellness collective, and has many years experience in agroecology, environmental change making and community resilience. Myrtle is also self-building a straw bale house with her partner on a tiny patch of land in South Devon.
What People Are Saying
“Thank you so much for today. Both me and my mum had a wonderful day and found it both inspiring and calming to be out in nature listening to your incredible knowledge”
“Thank you so much for the most Magical day! I absolutely loved it. After a long and tricky year or so you have brought sunshine back into my life and I just can’t thank you enough.”