Oxford Foraging Courses

Oxford Foraging Courses

Come on one of Robin Harford’s highly acclaimed Oxford Foraging Courses. Oxford is the perfect city to discover the magical wild edible plants that grow right under your nose.

Starting outside the central train station (the precise location for our Oxford foraging courses is revealed on booking), from there we shall walk to a church to discover the numerous epicurean delights that exist in most church grounds, then we turn down a charming row of houses to find out what the inhabitants are missing in their front yards. This part of the walk often gets the locals involved, and many a fun banter and exchange is witnessed by all and sundry. Finally we enter a wild public area with fields and water plants abundant.

About Your Oxford Foraging Courses Guide

Robin Harford Foraging CoursesRobin Harford is a self taught ethnobotanist and creator of www.eatweeds.co.uk, which is considered to be the UK’s leading wild food foraging site. He specialises in wild edible plants and has been teaching people about their local edible landscape throughout the UK since 2008. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world. He 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, SE Asia and Europe.

During the Oxford foraging courses, Robin reveals the plethora of gourmet wild edible plants right under your feet. He usually covers a minimum of 20 wild edibles, and sometimes up to 40 or 50 depending on the time of year.

When it comes to learning foraging you can be assured of being in safe hands. Robin is meticulous about safety as well as sustainability. He sees foraging as an art, an ancient way to feed and sustain ourselves in a slow, graceful way.

During your time together, Robin will take you on a plant journey like no other you will have come across. He won’t simply be regurgitating facts and figures he’s read in books, he lives and breathes wild plants, and will teach you what the books simply cannot.

When & Where Are The Oxford Foraging Courses?

Saturday, 30th September 2017 

  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Location: Central Oxford: To be revealed after booking. The location is within walking distance of a train station.
  • Availability: YES
  • Cost: £60
  • Click here to book

Saturday, 30th September 2017 

  • Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm
  • Location: Central Oxford: To be revealed after booking. The location is within walking distance of a train station.
  • Availability: YES
  • Cost: £60
  • Click here to book

Feedback From Previous Oxford Foraging Courses

Thank you! I had a great time despite the weather and left with the impression I could follow you around for a whole month learning about plants. There was so much ‘food for thought’ in your talk. It was truly inspiring. – Ludmila Enticott

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for today – Katie and I had such a great time and learnt so much! You’re a great storyteller, orator and very inspiring indeed. I’ve just finished my first foraged meal of nettle and noodle soup – it was delicious! You’ve definitely helped kick-start a few changes I’ve been wanting to make. – Andrew Edwards

Your passion and knowledge for the subject is very obvious, and has inspired me to further my own knowledge on wild plants. Also the background information to be learned, such as the
plants use throughout history, and uses in medicine and folklore. Your excellent recipes will no doubt be getting “a good seeing to” from now on. So thanks for opening the door a little into your world, and sharing with us. – Martin Spearman

I must thank you for the 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

Thank you for hosting such a great course. Matt and I really enjoyed learning about the plants as well as listening to your many anecdotes. We have subsequently ‘discovered’ many of the plants you mentioned in our garden. – Katie Green-Armytage

It was wonderful to meet with you. I came home yesterday buzzing with information after your course. I found that information that you shared to be extremely interesting, and enjoyed seeing the plants and in a number of cases putting the name of the plant to its physical entity. Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge so patiently with all of us. – Jane Moore

Thank you for a really good morning. I took so much from the course. I think I mentioned that I have always struggled to remember the names of wild plants – clearly linking it with food is the answer! I have been “educating” my family for the last 2 days. Your opening talk really chimed with me too. I have 16 year old daughter who is struggling with anxiety/depression/being a teenage aspie and is very definitely living in her head… if anyone would benefit from coming back into contact with the (natural) world, she would. – Christine O’Neill