If you are a budding forager who feels that they dont get enough from simply attending another forage walk...
...or you are wanting to take a more structured route to learning the arts and crafts of wild food foraging, then this Foragers Apprentice group is designed for you!
More high quality foraging tuition brought to you by Ipso phyto...
Inspired by our sister groups here on meetup, the Town and Country Forager and the Bristol Forager Network, this group has been created for people who have been on introductory walks or one day courses, and are now seeking to immerse themselves further in the various aspects of foraging.
So if you are wanting to learn more about the subjects of plant identification in the field, habitat evaluation, urban foraging, or simply the numerous culinary and medicinal uses of our wild plants, then this group should prove ideal!
Here on these meetups we will quickly de-mystify what can appear almost un-natural and foreign, being and knowing plants...simply because most of us are so disconnected from nature!
A golden truth about foraging is that by coming out foraging regularly, you can't help but fast track your learning!
Not many in Britain know how tasty the seeds are of the 'invasive' plant pictured above (Impatiens glandulifera - himalayan balsalm), and to make matters worse, the plant is ritually ripped out of the ground every spring, rather than being harvested, because it is viewed from a disconnected source!
Our promise to you is if you dont know how to identify thousands of plants after a years foraging with this group, you will get your money back!
The reality is that no-one will be asking... for over the course of 15 years, I have sought to acquire the skills, qualifications and experience to equip myself and now you, on all future foraging adventures!
In these meetups, I teach the 'patterns method' of plant identification. Whereby we use the observable and sometimes hidden patterns displayed by plants to usefully group them into families. Each plant family will have a few keywords to describe their chief identifiable charcteristics, and once you know how to identify one plant in the fmaily, you have the tools to identify all of them!!!
Knowledge gleaned about a plant family can go a long way in dictating what we can do with a plant. For example, all brassica family of plants...thats all the mustards and their relatives, are edible, so this is great news for foragers. We have dozens and dozens of brassicas in Britain. The patterns method can help us quickly place a plant in a family, and this becomes integral and one of the foundation stones of a forager's knowledge!
Enough of this...! Book on a course today and begin to deepen your understanding of plants! Discover the abundance all around you!
For complete peace of mind, All meetups are covered by £2,000,000 public liability insurance.