Edible Wild Plants Course 2018

Do you have an interest in wild plants in general and want to learn which ones are edible?

Are you enthusiastic about foraging but want to know more about how to do it in a sustainable and safe manner?

Need ideas on how to prepare delicious meals using edible wild plants?

During this year’s foraging course and together with the experienced forager Wies Teepe, I will show you how to distinguish edible from inedible wild plants. Besides recognising edible plant species based on their key characters you will learn which parts of the plants you can use through the seasons and how to prepare them, and of course you will then have plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned!

We will also explore important issues you should keep in mind when foraging, like sustainability, safety, and permission.

With one theory session and three excursions in three different landscapes you will learn where to find each edible plant in and around Amsterdam. After each excursion follows a small tasting so you will also get acquainted with all the flavours.

Both Wies Teepe and I are biologists and were trained as nature guides by the IVN (Dutch Institute for Sustainability and Nature Education). Wies has decades of experience and is an authority when it comes to foraging (check her website in Dutch: Eten uit de Natuur).

The course comprises four half days:

1- Theory and foraging rules: 28th of May 2018, 19:30-21:30h at Natuurfontein;

2- Walking excursion + tasting: 3rd of June 2018, 10:30-13:00/13:30h at Koeienweide, Vondelpark;

3- Walking excursion + tasting: 15th of July 2018, 10:30-13:00/13:30h at Meerzicht, Amsterdamse Bos;

4- Cycling excursion*+ tasting: 16th of September, 10:30-13:00/13:30h starting at Riekermolen, Amstelland. (*bring your own bicycle)

The course fee is €95, including 3 tastings.

Places are limited so sign up soon (maximum of 20 participants)!

For more information and signing up please send an e-mail to info@naturewalks.amsterdam