Edges are abundant. Whether it is the edge of a field, where the land meets the sea, or where a river passes through the land there are usually a great diversity of plants for the picking. In autumn there is usually a second flush to the hedgerows. Come wander along the side of the River Otter to discover what’s in store.

When, Where & How Much

Saturday, 21st September 2013
Time: 3pm-8pm
Location: Otterton Village Green, Nr. Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Tutor: Chris Holland
Availability: FULLY BOOKED
Cost: £75

What You Can Expect On The Day

You will be introduced to more than 20 edible wild plants and gather collect and prepare ingredients for a scrummy salad and wild curry, complete with popodoms and mulled berry infusion! The event is timed to finish at dusk, so there is the chance of enjoying a display by the local bats shortly after sunset. Bring a torch if you like, but Chris will make sure you get back to the village green before it gets totally dark.

  • 2.45pm-3.10pm: Meet at the village green, orientation & introductions.
  • 3.10pm -5.30pm: Walk and talk to, and along, the riverside, gathering plants for the feast as we go.
  • 5.30pm-7.15pm: Making camp and cooking up a feast by the River Otter
  • 7.15pm-7.50pm: Review and feedback finishing circle for the day, with the chance of some bat watching and maybe even some Otter spotting.
  • 7.50pm-8pm: Walk in the dusk back to the village green

About Chris Holland

Guided by the principle “learn to play, play to learn”, Chris connects people with nature through practical and playful activity. He has many things in his teaching bundle. He is an outdoor play and nature connection facilitator, a bushcraft teacher, an environmental artist, musician and storyteller. He has been teaching foraging courses for over ten years.

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