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Introduction to Foraging Workshop

Price From: £30

When: Friday 12 July, 10:00 – 12:00

Where: Attlee Park, Bedlington, NE22 5ET


Join us for an Introduction to Foraging Walk with The Cramlington Forager and kickstart your foraging journey! This event is perfect for complete beginners or those looking to enhance their confidence in identifying and collecting wild edibles. During this in-depth, course-style workshop, you'll spend approximately two hours exploring the lush landscapes of North East England, uncovering the region's abundant natural resources.

Our expert guides will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to start foraging, including how to research, identify, and locate around 12 different types of wild edibles, such as flowers, fruits, foliage, and fungi. Learn the essentials of foraging safely and legally, and discover how to engage with the environment sustainably.

The workshop also covers practical advice on how to use your foraged finds in the kitchen, offering tips on preparation, storage, and preservation to make the most of your harvest. Plus, we'll delve into the medicinal and nutritional benefits of the wild edibles you encounter.

Embark on your foraging adventure with The Cramlington Forager and gain the skills and knowledge to appreciate and utilise the bounty of nature. Book your place now and start your foraging journey with confidence!

Useful Information:

  • Please dress for the unpredictable British weather, and wear whatever footwear you feel comfortable in.
  • At this time of year, please expect the paths to be muddy.
  • Feel free to bring a notepad and pen if you want to take notes along the way.
  • This is an adult only event.


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The Cramlington Forager

Welcome to The Cramlington Forager, where Gemma, a seasoned foraging guide based in Cramlington, Northumberland, invites enthusiasts to delve into the sustainable practice of foraging. Born from a lifelong passion that started with childhood blackberry picking adventures, The Cramlington Forager was established to extend the joys and lessons of foraging to the local community.

Launched in 2021, the business challenges the idea that one must be nestled deep in the countryside to engage in foraging. Northumberland’s rich tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, woodlands, coastlines, and even urban parks, offers abundant foraging opportunities that are often surprising and rewarding.

The Cramlington Forager is committed to promoting the use of local green spaces, highlighting their critical role as natural havens for both wildlife and humans. Through foraging, people gain unique insights into nature's secrets, from seasonal changes to emerging flora, enhancing their understanding and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Gemma shares her extensive knowledge through social media, a blog that features tips on identifying wild foods safely, sustainable foraging techniques, and recipes using wild ingredients. Aligned with the natural cycles, her practices emphasize the health benefits of living in harmony with the seasons.

Additionally, Gemma contributes to community projects like 'The Friends of Doddington Wood' and actively participates in the Cramlington WI as a WI Climate Ambassador. In 2024, The Cramlington Forager proudly partners with Visit Northumberland, aiming to showcase the region's natural beauty and vibrant culture.

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