Wild Food Foray – 12 May 2019 – FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for cancellations or similar events please email bookings@whistlewoodcommon.org




Wild Food Foray – 12 May 2019

with Sarah Ollier and Brendan McDowell

10.00 am – 1.00 pm     Location: Whistlewood Common

£20 including wild beverages and snacks.

There are a limited number of free children’s places on this workshop.(Children are classed as under 16 and should be booked into the workshop, along with any adult places. They should be accompanied by an adult on the day).

There is also a limited number of concessionary places on this workshop. Please see our Terms and Conditions to see if you would qualify.


About Wild Food Foray

Fancy spending some time immersed in nature and learning about edible plants?

Sarah and Brendan will guide you through a wild food foray where you will learn how to start identifying and using a variety of wild plants. You will meet a variety of familiar weeds, trees and flowers and find out about their modern and traditional uses in food, medicine and more.

You will also receive an illustrated handout of seasonal wild plants as well as a chance to look at a variety of our own library of resources to help you continue your wild food journey. The day will include a break where you can sample some wild beverages and snacks.


About Sarah Ollier and Brendan McDowell

Sarah Ollier

Sarah’s earliest memories involve foraging around forests in Manchester and she still finds it almost impossible to go anywhere without picking something. She is obsessed with slow food, food and herbs as medicine. She loves any excuse to be out in the garden, the allotment, the mountains and forests, cooking up or preserving what she finds. She has been teaching and facilitating workshops in a variety of settings since 2007. She runs foraging, fermentation and slow food skill shares as @foragefermentfeast.

Brendan McDowell

Brendan is a level 3 Forest School Leader, Artist, and community arts facilitator. With nearly a decade of experience in teaching a range of arts in a wide variety of settings working with many different client groups including those with special needs. He is also an avid forager, gardener and nature lover. First aid trained and DBS checked. Brendan runs foraging and forest school sessions with The Ki to Nature C.I.C. (@1lovetree)

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Ticket Type

Adult, Adult concession, Child


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