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Wild Food Foraging


30 Sep  9.30am – 12.30pm

Learn how to identify and forage wild foods like seeds nuts and berries to use for cooking in a wildlife friendly way.

You will spend the morning with Susan Simmonds identifying a number of common trees and shrubs based on their seeds, nuts and berries foraging along hedgerows. Discover which fruits and nuts are edible and which are not and how to forage with wildlife in mind. You will also find out how to forage and select wild food for use in preserves and other recipes.

At the end of the course Susan will also provide you with recipes for foraged wild foods that you can take home and try out for yourself.

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Is this course for me?

This course is designed for beginners and improvers, it is an ideal course for anyone wanting to learn how and when to select edible fruit and nuts in a wildlife-friendly sustainable way.

Please note: You will be walking approximately 2.5 miles around on this course.

When and where?

Sunday 30 September 2018 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Meet at Monxton Village Hall in Monxton, near Andover, SP11 8AJ there is space to park nearby on the roads, please take care not to block any ones driveway.

What do I need to bring?


  • Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather on the day
  • Something to carry fruit and nuts
  • Please bring your own refreshments


Susan Simmonds – Education Officer

Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife and graduated in Environmental Science, she has worked and volunteered in the conservation sector for over 15 years. Susan is a part-time lecturer at Sparsholt College on the Ecology and Conservation Management degree.  Susan has a Certificate to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and enjoys teaching her skills through courses like plant species identification and mammal tracks and signs to others. She has a desire to make a difference and to play a part in conserving our natural world and believes that she can do that through further study and ultimately through lecturing and research. She loves species identification and regularly teaches wildflower identification; water vole survey techniques and more recently river fly surveying.

Susan has worked closely with a local primary school to assist them in using their outdoor environment. As the chairperson for the school’s Woodland Committee she has written a management plan for the site and oversees its management.


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