We have been awarded funding by Foresters’ Forest to deliver a 5 year programme of training in edible forest gardening, and we are announcing our first series of workshops!
The ‘Edible Forest Skills’ series of workshops are part of the Foresters’ Forest’ programme, a landscape partnership funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We have also been awarded funding to deliver a 5 year programme of training in Heritage craft skills which we will run along side ‘Edible forest skills’ over the next 5 years. Look around our website at the ‘news’ blog pages and past courses to see what we got up to last year in our pilot year for this funding programme and keep an eye out for courses coming up.
Scroll down for information on the autumn 2017 courses (text version below the flyers)…
Check out Foresters’ Forest…there are over 30 local community projects involved in this partnership… Follow link to see more: http://www.forestersforest.uk/
DESIGN A FOREST GARDEN / ORCHARD with Scott Baine.
An introduction on learning how to design and implement a forest garden in your own garden or on a community scale, including looking at local heritage variety fruit trees.
Saturday 16th September. 10am – 4pm. Angus Buchanan recreation ground, Coleford.
MAKING HERBAL MEDICINE with Jess Lucas.
Learn from a local herbalist about treating ailments from the plants that grow all around us in the forest, and make a medicine for the winter to keep you healthy. Including a foraging walk.
Sunday 1st October. 10am – 4pm. Evergreen hall, Broadwell.
Visit Jess’ website: http://herbalways.net/
PRESERVING with Anne Harley.
Learn how to make great Jams and chutneys with ‘Anne the Jam’! Bring along any excess fruit and vegetables you have harvested and see what exciting preserves can be made.
Saturday 7th October. 10am – 4pm. The Salvation Army, Broadwell.
MUSHROOM FORAGING – Tim Lawrence & Kirsty Philbrick.
Go on a foraging walk and learn all about the common, edible and medicinal mushrooms that grow in our forest. This will involve being outdoors most of the day.
Saturday 21st October. 10am – 3.30pm. Beechenhurst.
PROCESS DEER AND SMALL GAME with Scott Baine.
Learn how skin and butcher deer and small game.
Saturday 28th October. 10am – 4pm. Dean field studies centre, Parkend.
FERMENTING FOODS with Scott Baine.
Learn how to preserve foods through the ancient art of fermentation.
Saturday 18th November. 10am – 4pm. Yorkley community centre.
(A sliding scale- pay what you can afford! minimum of £10).
We also have a limited number of free places to give away, get in touch if you would like to do the course but cannot afford £10.