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Heckfield Place Hook RG27 0LD United Kingdom
Time 9:30am - 12:00pm
Price £60

Workshop: Forage for mushroom/wild food + tasters

Spend a few wonderful hours exploring the beautiful Heckfield Estate for the season's pick of wild autumn foods - and extraordinary wild food taster and creations - under the expert guidance of professional forager Fergus Drennan.


You will discover how to safely identify and gather fungi, as well as hedgerow leaves, fruits, nuts and roots. During the walk, Fergus will share with you and explain how to create various delicious items crafted from wild produce. This could be birch molasses, pine pollen 'marzipan', lacto-fermented leaves, or other items from his treasure trove of wild tasters.


Wild food experimentalist, forager, the ever-curious Fergus Drennan, aka Fergus The Forager, has been gathering and learning about wild plants, seaweeds, and fungi for over 40 years. Through much creative and experimental exploration he has continued his foraging practice, not only as a means to understand and to discover the practical relevance that foraging has in the modern developed world, but also in terms of what it means to be an environmentally conscious human in relation to the natural world.


Fergus has a huge amount of wild food knowledge to share, and an array of imaginative ways of doing so. After even only a few hours with him, the natural world around you will never look the same again.


If you would like to book a table for lunch, please email


Children must be aged 12 and over, and accompanied by a parent/guardian.




Please don't forget it rains (apparently) in Hampshire occasionally: please bring rain jacket and comfortable outdoor shoes. Some of the walk will be on uneven terrain.