As we head into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, now is a great time to learn more about the ancient art of foraging.
Saturday September 9th sees herb expert Denise Dunne lead a special two-hour introductory workshop, covering everything you need to know about identifying some of the country’s most common native wild plants.
In addition to familiarising newbies with ‘The Forager’s Code’ on how to forage safely, the founder of The Herb Garden and the Herb School will also show how edible wild plants can be distinguished from their non-edible counterparts.
Later in the month the seasoned forager hosts a session on how to safely identify native Irish coastal plants, herbs, seaweeds and shellfish.
Her guided Seashore Foraging Walk includes lots of tips on how these finds can be used to create nutritious wild food dishes, drinks and simple herbal remedies, and as an added bonus, participants will also receive a photo identification eBook covering the plants and seaweeds discovered on the day.
The next Seashore Foraging Walks takes place on Saturday September 20th, while online courses are also available.
For bookings visit theherbgarden.ie