Foraging for Food Workshop 20th May - Hanwell Wine Estate
Foraging for Food Workshop 20th May


Foraging for Food Workshop 20th May


Our one day foraging for food experience will be hosted by Richard Mawby and includes a homemade two course lunch served with local wine. Scroll down for full details.


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Foraging for Food with ‘re-wilding’ Richard Mawby | Saturday 20th May, 2017 | 10am – 4pm

Our one day foraging for food experience will be hosted by Richard Mawby and includes a homemade two course lunch served with local wine. Wander through the vineyard as Richard points out all the edible plants which could make a healthy addition to your diet. You’ll be encouraged to enjoy the pure and natural flavours of freshly harvested plants as Richard introduces unique flavours you can weave into your meals. By the end of the session, you should be able to confidently identify several edible wild plants and will go home with lots of ideas to try in your own kitchen.

Based in Northampton, Richard follows a primal ideal, reconnecting with nature and thriving on locally sourced wild animal products, foraged plants and raw goat’s milk. He explains: “Foraging is a great way to re-learn the connection we once had with the wild, to be at one with your surroundings, experience nature and to re-tune with your instincts. This workshop is a practical, hands-on approach to dining from nature’s pantry and the vineyard couldn’t be a more perfect location.”

We’re looking forward to spring here at Rural Antics. The vineyard comes back to life after a long winter – the grapes start their annual growth cycle with bud break, the wildlife returns to our beautiful countryside setting and we can once again invite local people to join us in getting closer to nature.

With only one date available for this workshop, spaces are limited.

Outline of the day

10:00 Welcome, orientation, health & safety

10:15 Introduction to Richard Mawby, his principles and why he ‘re-wilded’

10:30 Establish what participants want to get out of the day

10:45 Guided walk, talk and forage along the hedgerows and around the lake

12:00 Lunch break – vegetarian lunch with a glass of local wine

12:45 Introduction to grape growing in the vineyard

13:15 Walking and foraging past the lake into the meadow

15:45 Review of day, including feedback forms

16:00 Participants depart with Forager’s Cheat Sheet

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 15.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393


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