Come and discover how to cook delicious food on an open fire, forage for your own wild ingredients, and then feast on your culinary creations. After cooking up your dishes you’ll share a late lunch together surrounded by beautiful woodland. As well as being a day for learning, this is a chance for some calm and space to enjoy being surrounded by nature. Come along by yourself or bring friends and family – all are welcome!
The menu for lunch will include fish and meat, but vegetarians are welcome. If you have any dietary requirements, please include in the notes section when booking. Your hosts will be Hannah from Wild Folk and Hannah Thomas, a chef, baker, forager and recipe developer. Hannah is an expert in locally produced, foraged ingredients and will be sharing all her knowledge on cooking with seasonal ingredients as well as the best techniques to cook on an open fire. Hannah worked as a chef at The Ethicurean, a walled kitchen garden restaurant near Bristol, where she also expanded her knowledge around herbs, foraging, wild game and fermentation, all of which she’ll be bringing to your experience.
Your day in nature will include...
If there is interest from the group, Hannah (Wild Folk) will provide an optional exercise to encourage nature connection and a way to take a mindful moment. We will have plenty of space at this space with an outdoor kitchen and beautiful beech trees in the woods.
Minimum fitness level required.
We will continue to check the UK guidelines and adjust things where necessary, but this workshop will be limited to 15 people and no more that 6 people for each booking. We will stagger cooking so that only a few people are prepping food at any one time and there will be 1.5m+ social distancing. We will be using hand sanitiser any time a hard surface is touched and before and after food prep and eating.
The woodland site will be in Stroud, not far from Bristol. Come wearing comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather
You may like to bring something to take notes on - whether that's your phone, a camera or a notepad. You could even sketch some of the things that you see and learn
Bring a drink and snacks to keep you going until lunch, along with your own hand sanitiser
Meeting point details including parking will be sent after booking leading up to the event.
Wild Folk puts on creative events in magical green spaces in and around Bristol. The aim is to help people grow their own personal nature connection (whilst improving their general wellbeing) as well as to connect with other ‘wild folk’ to do these activities with. At every event we encourage a sense of community, if only for a few hours. You can expect foraging walks, creative workshops, feasts, storytelling and poetry.View more experiences by Wild Folk
Hannah was inspired to create Wild Folk to help people immerse themselves in nature, enjoy cooking on fires and socialise in a supportive community. She started Wild Folk as a meetup group here in the South West that people could come to alone or with friends, and now offers a variety of nature experiences.
Hannah is a chef, baker, forager and recipe developer. She trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland, which she chose for its focus on using locally produced, seasonal, high welfare and foraged ingredients. After Ballymaloe, Hannah worked as a chef at The Ethicurean, near Bristol, where she continued to expand her knowledge around herbs, foraging, wild game and fermentation.
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