Robin Harford has been running his hugely popular Edible London Foraging Courses for the past few years. Before ‘wild food’ became mainstream. His London based wild food walks and foraging courses are considered to be truly inspirational.
Discover A World Of Wild Edible Possibilities Around London
On Robin's London foraging courses he usually covers at minimum 20 wild food plants, and in Springtime this can be as many as 40 or 50 wild edibles. He'll show you how to identify wild edible plants using his unique 'sensory method of plant identification'. You'll learn how to cook, prepare and preserve the plants you find, as well as be immersed in their mystery, history and folklore. Sustainable foraging, safety guidelines, and the law are also covered.
Robin sees foraging as an art, an ancient way to feed and sustain ourselves in a slow, graceful way.
The very act of foraging is deeply healing and transformative, and goes beyond simply putting food on the table. It opens you up to the mystery and wonderment of Life. There is nothing more fulfilling than wandering around picking a bit here, a bit there, crushing, smelling, nibbling, only to return to your kitchen to prepare scrumptious food for loved ones.
During your time together Robin will take you on a plant journey like no other you will have come across. He won’t be regurgitating facts and figures he’s simply read in books, he lives and breathes wild plants, and will teach you what the books simply cannot.
Plants are his life, and he knows that once you have been touched by them, your life will be forever changed, and you’ll realise (even more than you do now) just what a wonderful gift you have been given.
Welcome to the wild world of foraging and the ancient art of the forager.
About Your London Foraging Courses Guide
Robin Harford is an ethnobotanist and creator of www.eatweeds.co.uk, which is considered to be the UK’s leading wild food foraging site. He specializes in wild edible plants and has been teaching people about their local edible landscape throughout the UK since 2009. He also travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and more recently his work has taken him to Zambia, Botswana, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Europe.
When & Where Are The London Foraging Courses?
Here’s What People From The Last London Foraging Course Had To Say
“I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the morning. I was cursing about having to get up early to trek to the other side of London, but your incredible knowledge and enthusiasm made it very worthwhile. I’ve never been on a course like this before and it has certainly ignited my interest and I’ve been inspired to explore further. Thanks again for giving me such an engaging new interest.” – Mick Williams
“It was great. You are very inspiring. My husband said I said hardly anything to him when we went out for a walk yesterday, I was in another world! I really look forward to meeting you and learning from you again.” – Emily Mascarenhas
“On Saturday I had the most marvellous day with Robin in London. An amazing man, who knows so much about everything wild and nature. Going to enrol for his spring course.” – Dorothy Pizzala
“Thanks for such a great morning. Learnt such a lot and it brought home to me why I leave all my patch to grow how it wants and not to force anything. It was a very grounding experience reminding me of what I like best.” – Linda Tubby
“Tasty knowledge and very inspiring! I had a great time on the foraging walk, learnt a lot, and it has opened my mind to the edible possibilities even in cities.” – Georgia Frost
“I spent a very informative, thoroughly enjoyable few hours being guided through some of the wild plants, formerly known as weeds, of London. I have since been looking at some of the previously unwelcome contents of my garden quite differently. I very much enjoyed Robins approach, and found the whole experience both interesting and stimulating.” – Rachel Firth
“The course was extremely interesting and illustrated the vast amount we do not know about the plants around us, it is one of those subjects you could never come to the end of, like music or computing. It certainly whetted my appetite. Thanks again.” – Angela Smith