FREE Tree Identification Walks

Every tuesday from 3rd october to 21st november 2017 we are hosting a FREE tree identification walk at 11AM from the kingstanding food community cafe inside the kingstanding leisure centre on dulwich road.

Join our course leader alan bale (a qualified and experienced arborist) as he invites you to discover common british trees and their uses including medicinal traits, edibility, ident features, practical uses, wood type and how to spot poorly trees as well as a bunch more useful information to learn.

 

The walk lasts approximately one hour but as we will be looking at trees and discussing them it will not be a hard slog but rather a slow and gentle amble suitable for all abilities and ages

Beginners Short Foraging Walk

If you are new to the world of foraging, or just getting started and need some practice remembering and identifying everyday plants then this course is for you. This is a short walk around a local area (locations may vary) to see what the plantlife has to offer. The pace will be relaxed and the information provided will be aimed primarily at those who are new to foraging however you may still wish to bring along a notepad and pen as we often have plenty of information to give.

Beginners Short Foraging Walk

If you are new to the world of foraging, or just getting started and need some practice remembering and identifying everyday plants then this course is for you. This is a short walk around a local area (locations may vary) to see what the plantlife has to offer. The pace will be relaxed and the information provided will be aimed primarily at those who are new to foraging however you may still wish to bring along a notepad and pen as we often have plenty of information to give.

Rosehip Forage & Syrup with Kingstanding Food Community

Spend a day with us starting from the Kingstanding Food Community Cafe (Kingstanding Wellbing Centre). We will start the day foraging for rosehips in the local area and then returning to the cafe to turn them into Rosehip Syrup.

This is a course for Kingstanding Food Community Volunteers only. If you wish to book your place on this course please contact a member of KFC staff for more information (Alan or Chris) or contact them via the KFC Facebook page.

This workshop has been funded by Forest Schools Birmingham.

Forage, Fire and Food in the woods!

 

This is our new introductory course to living in the wild!

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We meet up on Friday lunchtime at the wood, where we will set up camp and enjoy a cuppa and a bannock.  Then it’s off for a forage before an afternoon of outdoor cooking and food preparation.  We’ll have a decent evening meal and utilize a whole array of outdoor cooking techniques before we bed down for the night.

In the morning we’ll rise early, enjoy a spot of wild tea or coffee and a decent breakfast before we part.

 

What you’ll experience:

Camping in a charming little woodland.

Camp fire cook-alongs

Some interesting wild foods

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What you’ll learn:

To identify some edible plants

To identify and use the native trees

To light, build, and manage a camp fire

How to set up a hammock rig.

How to set up a bell tent.

Several essential methods of outdoor cooking, including dutch ovens and ponassing.

 

The course costs £80. It’s free to camp, and spaces in a large tent are available on a first come, first served basis.

Public transport: to Stourbridge station from which point transport will be provided upon request.