Wild Food Weekend
The wild food weekend is all about exploring the wild food this country has to offer. There is a big emphasis on foraging, game preparation and using what nature can supply to feed ourselves in our natural environment. Many people are unaware of the abundance of edible resources which surround us. This course has been designed to make you aware of some of these great edibles.
Over the Wild food weekend we will be looking at the following
- Making your own foraging sticks
- How to obtain food from the wild
- The legal aspects and Golden rules of Foraging
- We will teach you how to prepare game (fish, bird, mammal)
- Food preservation
- Bread making
- Butchering of a deer
- How to make your own Jerky
- Campfire cooking techniques
- Making teas, Alcohol infusions and Cordials
Friday evening will be spent setting up camp , covering cutting tool safety, making foraging sticks and relaxing in our beautiful woodland
On Saturday, as a group we will be foraging , collecting, preparing and cooking all of our own food for the weekend. We will cover several different methods of campfire cooking using fire pits, a Yukon stove and Spit roasting techniques. You will also get the chance to have a go at making your own biltong (jerky) in a smoke tepee. On the final morning we will make a selection of campfire breads and some home made jam for breakfast.
A session on the legal aspects of trapping and fishing will be offered (demo only) upon request by students
This course is open for anyone looking for an enjoyable and interesting outdoor experience which you will not forget. Course participants will be staying in our woodland camp at Cotehele
This course will take place at The National Trusts Cotehele Estate , Cornwall
Start Fri 3pm
Finish Sun 12 Noon
**Under 17’s to be accompanied by a paying adult.