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Introduction to Foraging - Corona Friendly



Please email to register for details of further dates.

Join us at The Ground Up Cookery School to explore a range of ingredients to supplement your weekly shop.

Learn to identify edible plants and how to use them as everyday ingredients, incorporating them into your cookery. Based within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, this course begins at the school for refreshments before departing for a guided walk. We will assist you in identifying and collecting a range of seasonal fruit, nuts, leaves, roots or fungi. 

We will spend time discussing the flavour breakdown and how each ingredient can be used in everyday cooking.

We will provide you with tasters incorporating some of the ingredients we see. The whole course will actively recognise social distancing and will not require entry to the Cookery School. However, facilities will be available for use. The course content will vary with the seasons, no two dates will be the same.

This course can also be brought to you. If you have a group of up to 6 friends, family or colleagues we can come to you for £270 (plus travel costs if not local). Please email us for further details

For up to date details on how we are managing Covid 19 please click here.

Schedule of the day 

13:00  Arrival and introductions

Travel to start point for walking tour, identifying key species, seasonality and sustainability


Return to Ground Up Cookery School for refreshments and recap



Please note

This course will take place on a variety of terrains. If you have any concerns about accessibility please feel free to contact us to discuss. We have a variety of options available and would very much like to make this course accessible to as many people as possible. We recommend that you wear walking boots or shoes and bring wellingtons and wet weather gear with you just in case.


Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book this course. We will aim to accommodate.



“I took part in the 22nd June course on Foraging and cooking. This was absolutely incredible experience, you start the day with Colin, who’s experience and knowledge is entertaining, engaging and great to learn from. You quickly find yourself surprised with how easy it is, and where to find and not to find delicious plants and flowers you can use safely in your own kitchen. In the afternoon you get the chance to cook with the things you found in the morning creating with your class the most amazing dishes which you then get to share and try in a lovely lunch in a wonderful location.
Through out the day Colin gives you samples of delightful foraged dishes and inspires you to try this at home.
This was amazing day, and it’s an eye opening experience I highly recommended for people to do. You also get to make a delicious bread and take what is left of your dish home. Great Day and feeling inspired to do more!” D Pike, Facebook

“The most awesome day at #groundupcookery with Colin and Natasha. Fun, informative and best of all tasty. What this man doesn’t know about foraging isn’t worth knowing. Relaxed and informal setting, the day consisted of lots of knowledge, taste sensations and many foraging tips and takeaways. Even a free book to take home. You WONT be disappointed.” A Yendell, Facebook