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London Foraging courses

Posted in on 6-2-14

London Foraging courses

“Although London is unlikely to be the first place that springs to mind when you hear the word ‘foraging’ it is actually home to a surprising amount of plant diversity and opportunities for foraging.

These course are run in various locations across the capital, including community gardens, local parks and canals. They aim to equip you with the confidence to identify wild plants yourself; forage safely, sustainably & successfully, and understand the benefits (and risks) of using wild plants.

On the walks you will learn how to find, identify and use a wide range of plants for both food and medicine. The walks last around three hours, and include an opportunity to sample foraged foods and drinks.

Private courses are also available, whether you are looking for one to one tuition, a children’s birthday party or something a bit different for a hen party.


I am endlessly fascinated by the different ways we can use plants and eager to encourage others to begin exploring their possibilities of the wild weeds they have growing all around them. I have been running foraging courses for four years now, teaching people how to find,  identify and use wild plants for food and medicine.

I spent two years working as a full time forager at the UK’s leading supplier of wild foods,  Forager Ltd. It was here I learnt how to identify and harvest over one hundred different species of wild plants, as well as discovering the innovative ways restaurants were rediscovering these wild ingredients.

I then moved to London to study for a BSc in herbal medicine to learn more about the positive effect plants can have, and I have been working at Kew gardens for over a year helping to build a database of medicinal plant names.”

For full details on the courses offered please click through to the website below.

Please note that Food Foraging Courses is not liable for any of the content of the websites listed. We act as a directory only and do not promote or advocate any individual course provider. We thoroughly recommend that you ensure your course provider is qualified and capable as eating wild food and fungi can be a dangerous occupation

Additional Info

Name of Operator:

Jason Irving

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