Welcome to Bristol's full-time, all year round foraging group... wild plants and fungi brought to you by the Wild Plant Guide!
We host regular fun and informative foraging walks, courses and evening classes, in Bristol and the surrounding area and provide seasonal foraging information such as these seasonal foraging guides.
Your guide Chris will show you around some unique habitats, while showcasing the best of our seasonal wild foods, traditional herbal medicines, dye plants, and other useful bushcraft plants.
Each walk by its very nature is different from the last. Foraging skills are best served by practicing all year long, so we mostly return to the same few spots, so you can map the ever-changing plant life.
Our walks are suitable for everyone and can be tailored for beginners and the more experienced silent hunters. We particularly welcome and encourage participation by chefs looking to expand their repertoire, as well as students and practitioners of plant-related complimentary and alternative medicine.
If you are wanting to know more about wild food and herbal medicine foraging in the Bristol area, then these walks and courses offer practical experience and insights into the arts and crafts of finding, preparing and using wild food and medicines.
Bristol is a fantastic botanical hotspot, with a number of plants eeking out an existance here and nowhere else in the world! There are year round opportunities to eat some of the finest food you can get, once you know what to look for and where to look!
So come join your experienced and knowledgeable wild plant guide, and begin your foraging adventures!
Discover the countless uses of our wild plants as food and medicine.
Rediscover the taste of forgotten hedgerow flavours!
It is hoped that this group becomes a vibrant foraging community, for us to connect with plants and other plant lovers, and to share all manner of foraging experiences and adventures!
Remember that this is your network! Its what you make it The more you use the platform, the better it will get!
If you want to meetup with folk and go out foraging, or socialise, then simply create and announce an event here.. where else would be better to share your passion for foraging?!?
Follow us and join in on twitter @ipsophyto for real time foraging conversations as well as photo and video uploads.
And you can see similar,but different, on our page on facebook www.facebook.com/Ipsophyto
Happy foraging, see you in the hedgerow!