CANCELLED: Edible Education’s Urban and Coastal Forage and Talk

Sat 24th October 2020 | 11am-2pm | Meet on the green across from the Brass Fox, on the Murrough, Wicklow town
Edible Education is taking part in Wicklow Naturally's October Feast

Edible Education is hosting an Urban and Coastal Forage and Talk begins with a brief introduction to foraging, rules and then the group will spend approximately two hours walking, talking, examining and enjoying the company and scenery with Jos McGettigan. Each participant will receive a booklet.

The tour will introduce the participants to plants such as mugworth, sea beet, plaintains, rock sapphire, wild orache and nettles. The group will also encounter horse chestnuts and sweet chestnuts, berries such as blackberry, haws and rosehips along with crab apples. Each participant will receive a handout detailing medicinal and edible uses of the bounty collected on the day. How to preserve the ingredients will be also included along with the rules of respectful foraging.
At the end of the tour we will relax over a bowl of nettle and sea beet soup, fresh baked soda bread with wildflower jam from foraging in June.

People will need to travel by their own means to the venue and exact directions will be given closer to the date. Tastings and snacks will be provided at the end of walk.

This event will be outdoors and COVID compliant.

The terrain is suitable for all levels of fitness.  Participants should wear walking shoes and outdoor clothing. Also, please bring a basket or cloth bag for collecting edible plants, a scissors or small peeling knife is also helpful.

Please follow government guidelines and stay 2 metres apart.

Members of the same family groups do not need to practice social distancing.

Practice social distancing as per govt recommendations at all times with non-family members

If you are in a public place where it is difficult to keep 2 metres away from others, you should wear a face covering.

  1. Practice cough etiquette and regular handwashing.
  2. Bring your own picnics and do not share utensils.
  3. Bring your own pens and name them accordingly.  Do not share clip boards or written material.
  4. Children should be accompanied by responsible adults at all times to ensure they follow the protocols.

Pets
Please don’t bring your pets – out of kindness to them and courtesy to the other members of the group. Even the best behaved dogs get bored on a lead as the walk is at a slow pace and when many people bring their dogs it quickly becomes chaos. I have found that, whilst your dog is an excellent companion when out on your own, sadly dogs and foraging courses do not mix well so I’m afraid they are not allowed on the courses.

To book please email  ceilteachmistiul@iol.ie or call 087 6998103