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This is a free event but places are limited. To book please email: material-thinking@aber.ac.uk

A walk up Constitution Hill to Clarach bay, identifying and gathering a selection of the tastiest wild herbs and blossoms early Summer has to offer. We will discuss edible and medicinal uses of the plants we find, and how to gather safely and sustainably. Participants will use their seasonal bounty to make a wild preserve and a foraged pesto to eat, as well as gathering plants to use for the phytography workshop the following day. Please bring something to collect your plants in, sensible shoes, a rain coat and a packed lunch.

I’ve been a professional forager for fifteen years and recently completed a foundation in Medical Herbalism. I started gathering wild herbs for restaurants then soon set up Wild Pickings, a small rural business which made artisan foraged preserves, mainly at farmers markets. From here I started teaching my interested customers about wild food and I now work as a foraging tutor, taking people out, gathering, identifying and eating wild food. I gather what is seasonally abundant from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast of West Wales. I’m inspired by the landscape, the changing seasons and the wild bounty of blossoms, leaves, fruits and seaweeds, which I weave into delicious and unique food, medicine and skin care creations.

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