Introduction to Foraging

Event Details

Introduction to Foraging

Time: May 12, 2012 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Minstead Study Centre
Street: School Lane
City/Town: Minstead SO43 7GJ
Phone: 07860 178516
Event Type: foraging
Organized By: Celia Cox
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2012

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Event Description

Join local botanist Celia Cox on a 2/3 hour morning forage to discover which plants are edible, which have interesting folklore and which can be used for medicinal purposes or otherwise.


We will then return to the Study Centre for a demonstration on how to prepare some of the plants we have collected, so that they may be included in a three course lunch. As this is a small group, there will be plenty of time for questions and interaction.

Cost £50 per head. Early booking is essential, as numbers are limited to ten.


The course will cover

  • Identification of wild edible plants
  • How to prepare and cook these plants
  • Their folklore
  • General and medicinal uses
  • How to forage sustainably, safety guidelines, and the law.


Celia Cox has been leading Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks, near Winchester since gaining her MSc in botany from the University of Reading in 2010.  The walks are especially suitable for anyone interested in foraging, plants and nature.

To book your place, please contact Celia either by e-mail or by phone 07860 178516

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Comment by Celia Cox on April 21, 2012 at 13:26

Dear Susana

You expressed an interest in coming on the Introduction to Foraging on May 12. There are three places left. It would be great if you could come.

Best wishes


07860 178516

Comment by Celia Cox on April 12, 2012 at 22:10

Dear Susana

It would have to be very torrential to cancel. What might happen is that we do a little more cooking and less outdoors or add on some more outdoors at a later date. Hopefully it will be lovely and sunny!

Comment by Susana on April 12, 2012 at 21:01

I would love to attend to this event. What happens if it is a very rainy day? Would you postpone the event?

Comment by Celia Cox on March 22, 2012 at 9:31

In reply to Thea

Dear Thea

I appreciate your comments.

When planning this event, I did considerable research into the cost of similar courses.

I found that other courses are more expensive, and have more people, typically 20 people, (whilst I have a maximum of 10 to enable more interaction).

 My costings include advertising, the hiring of the kitchen and dining room, as well as visits to the area prior to the event  to see which plants are present and where they are, so that the walks can be planned and carried out smoothly.  

There are also costs for food, petrol and time.


I hope these comments are helpful.

 Best wishes


Comment by Thea Prothero on March 20, 2012 at 14:59

Your courses are prohibitively expensive, esp if there are more than one of you!

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