How to eat out for free

PUBLISHED: 17:29 28 April 2015

Forager Chris Holland

Forager Chris Holland

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A chance to go foraging for food at Holyford Woods, near Colyford

Wild food expert Chris Holland is set to give ‘eating out’ a whole new meaning.

He will be leading a foraging walk and supper in the beautiful surroundings of Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve, near Colyford, next month.

Organised by East Devon District Council’s Countryside team, the event takes place on Friday, May 15, from 7pm until 9pm. Participants will learn how to safely recognise and prepare at least 15 wild edible plants to be found in the woods during mid May and will also cook up some of their findings en route.

Chris said: “Foraging for wild food and cooking it together around an open fire is something humans have been doing in small groups for hundreds of thousands of years. Without the knowledge of plants our ancestors gained, none of us would be here today. By knowing which plants are safe and some of the ones to avoid, not only will you be able to forage without fear, you will also have a light snack of some freshly prepared spring greens.”

The cost is £10 and booking is essential. Call 01395 517557 or email countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk to secure a place.

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