Robin Harford’s highly acclaimed Oxford foraging courses will show you the abundance of wild epicurean delights that grace the Oxfordshire countryside.
45 minutes by car from Oxford city centre, we start our leisurely foraging walk under a canopy of beautiful trees, before making our way down to a hidden lake surrounded by a wonderful array of wild edible plants.
Making our way around the lake, Robin will reveal the forgotten stories of the wild food plants that have been served for centuries on Britain’s dining tables.
On this Oxford foraging course, you will be shown how to identify wild edible plants, as well as learn the different plant stories, their nutritional values, their folklore and history.
Robin covers a minimum of 20 edible wild plants, and he will teach you his unique “sensory method of plant identification”.
A technique that will embed the plant deeply in your memory, so when you are out and about on your own, it will be easier for you to remember the plants next time you meet them.
When & Where Are The Oxford Foraging Courses
- Saturday, 29th September 2018
- Time: 10am-12.30pm
- Location: Near Deddington, Oxfordshire (precise location is revealed after booking)
- Cost: £50
- FULLY BOOKED
About Your Oxford Foraging Courses Guide
Robin Harford is a professional forager, ethnobotanical researcher, wild food educator and sensory botanist.
He has been teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008.
His foraging courses were recently voted #1 by BBC Countryfile.
Robin 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 Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe.
He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.
Robin’s Philosophy of Foraging
When it comes to learning foraging you can be assured of being in safe hands as I am meticulous about safety as well as sustainability.
I see foraging as an art, an ancient way to feed and sustain ourselves in a slow, graceful way.
During our time together I will take you on a plant journey like no other you will have come across.
I won’t simply be regurgitating facts and figures I have read in books. I live and breathe wild plants, and will teach you what the books simply cannot.
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 your loved ones.
Plants are my life, and I know that once you have been touched by them, your life will be changed forever, 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.
Here’s What People Have Said About Previous Oxford Foraging Courses
I must thank you for a great time I spent on the course and really appreciated the way you delivered it. It wasn’t just a ‘here’s a plant you can eat now onto the next one’ morning but a whole lifestyle ethos. Your introduction alone was enough to put the stresses of the modern world out of people’s minds. – Phil Kitson