What we're about

This group was started to give people living in an urban environment the opportunity to learn about nature on their doorstep. People can learn how people used to live in harmony with nature, what wild foods you could eat in the forest and other bushcraft skills such as learn how to start a fire without a match, build an outdoor sauna, learn how to do basic woodcarving and how to prepare wild game. It's an opportunity to socialise with likeminded people and learn new skills, some that are long forgotten.

Upcoming events (5+)

Forage and Feast - Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes

Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles lying all around us. After our initial meeting we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Foraging event your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification an possible look-alikes. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more. After our forage, we’ll sit down to a pre-prepared, foraged food lunch. In the past we’ve enjoyed delights such as acorn sour-dough bread, ginger and knotweed jam, cheese and hawthorn chutney, dandelion root “coffee” cake, elderflower cordial and nettle cordial (these items will change with seasonal availability but will always be deliciously wild) Following the event, you will be provided with an email giving you a round up including a description of all the wild edibles found through the session including any recipes used in the event. This event is £50 per person for 3 or more hours of expert guidance and a foraged food and drink lunch. See the website here for booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/foraging-and-feast-london/

Introduction to Foraging - Richmond

Barnes Railway Station

Join one of Totally Wild UK’s professional foragers to learn the art of wild food. We will explore the local wild spaces to discover what wild edible species are found lying all around us. Taste up to 5 pre made tasters whilst learning the dos and don’ts of foraging, how to correctly identify plants, fungi and seaweeds whilst in the safe guidance of a professional forager. This event is £30 per person, for 3 hours of expert guidance. See the website here for booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/intro-to-foraging-london-2/

In-Depth Forage and Cook, Lee Valley Park

Almost Wild Campsite

£60.00

Join one of the Totally Wild UK professional foraging team to learn the ins and outs of foraging and wild food from the professionals. After introductions we will get in to the mind set of a forager before heading out to discover the vast array of wild edibles lying all around us. Learn the do’s and don’ts of general foraging whilst picking up great tips and information on identification edibility and uses of plants, fungi and seaweeds that can be found. Whilst on the walk you will get the chance to try up to 30 pre made tasters from infusions to jams, chutneys, salt pickles, syrups, salts and herb mixes. During our walk you will harvest a range of wild ingredients for us to cook up in to a wild inspired lunch for the group to enjoy before recapping on the session. We cook up a range of things as a group on these courses and they’re dependent on the site and season but to give you an example here are just some of the things we’ve cooked in the past: Wild mushroom risotto Elder berry panna cotta Wild garlic pesto pasta This event is £60 per person for 5 to 6 hours of expert guidance and a cooked foraged food and drink dinner. See the website here for booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-courses/

Forage and Feast - Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes

Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles lying all around us. After our initial meeting we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Foraging event your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification an possible look-alikes. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more. After our forage, we’ll sit down to a pre-prepared, foraged food lunch. In the past we’ve enjoyed delights such as acorn sour-dough bread, ginger and knotweed jam, cheese and hawthorn chutney, dandelion root “coffee” cake, elderflower cordial and nettle cordial (these items will change with seasonal availability but will always be deliciously wild) Following the event, you will be provided with an email giving you a round up including a description of all the wild edibles found through the session including any recipes used in the event. This event is £50 per person for 3 or more hours of expert guidance and a foraged food and drink lunch. See the website here for booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/foraging-and-feast-london/?ri=1

Past events (23)

London & Essex Forage and Feast, Lee Valley Park

Fishers Green, Lee Valley

£50.00

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