Explore the Wilder side of St Ives.... Join professional foraging guide Josh Quick, learn how to safely & sustainably harvest your own food from the hundreds of edible wild plants that surround us. This course takes place at the Steeple nature reserve, a beautiful location overlooking St Ives bay. There are many fascinating plants to meet as we take a gentle stroll through hedgerows, heathland and woodland.
For most of our history as humans we have gathered and sustained ourselves from the wild. Whilst we may be more disconnected in the modern day we still use plants for many aspects of our daily lives. The relationship between plants and humans is inseparable. Whether your interested in new and exciting flavours, healthy eating, sustainable food, crafts, survival, bushcraft, brewing or herbal medicines foraging offers something for everyone.
The art of foraging teaches us to slow down and reconnects us to our local landscape, flora & the seasons Perfect for beginners or more experienced foragers, the content of the course will be tailored to people's experience and interests. We'll look at techniques to identify plants, legal issues, poisonous plants to avoid, sustainable harvesting techniques and uses of plants as food, drinks, fibres and much more.
There will also be some food and drink samples to try made from wild harvested ingredients.
------------------------------------------ Tickets are £25 for adults Under 16's are free but must be accompanied by an Adult, please send a message and let us know when booking so we can keep track of numbers
You may wish to bring a camera, notepad and a basket or lunchbox to take some wild ingredients home with you. Please dress appropriately for the ever-changing Cornish weather. The course will run unless the weather is particularly bad in which case full refunds will be issued Please contact Wild St Ives with any questions
How much walking is involved?
Very little, It will be a very gentle walk with plenty of stops to discuss the plants we meet.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, under 16s are welcome to join us free of charge with a paying adult. Bear in mind the walks are aimed at adults and may be unsuitable for very children.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The walk starts at the bowling green overlooking Porthmeor beach, 5 minutes walk from the centre of St Ives. There are regular public transport options into St Ives. Parking is available at Porthmeor beach or above the Tate gallery but please note they can get very busy during the season