Living in a world where we can get hot food delivered 24/7 is rather handy at times, but foraging is a brilliant way to reconnect with nature and release our inner hunter-gatherer. Apart from the obvious physical and mental benefits, foraging provides a wide range of free, sustainable, healthy food at its nutritional best.
If time is tight, a 3-hour Wild Food foraging walk will teach you how to identify commonly found wild leaves, flowers, fruits, nuts and mushrooms, depending on the season. To discover more in depth knowledge about Wild Foods, you could sign up for a 2-day Wild Foods Master Class at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village. It’s the only regular course of its kind in Ireland and includes practical sessions and demonstrations given by the chefs of the village’s Strawberry Tree Restaurant. The Master Class covers identification of Wild Foods across the year, plus instruction on how to gather, cook and preserve using traditional methods.