A Taste of the Wild: Family Wild Food Forage Walk

Discover the foodie flora of Whitlingham Country Park with the Broads Authority’s Family Wild Food Forage Walk. On Sunday 26 May from 10am to 1pm the expert forager, Jon Tyler, will be leading a guided walk. The walk will focus on identifying edible plants through history, with lots of recipes which can be used today.

Wild garlicJon Tyler discovered a passion for foraging as a child when picking blackberries and sorrel leaves at the bottom of his family garden. He went on to study conservation management at Otley College before going on to run an environment centre in the New Forest. He is now a bush-craft practitioner with a 20 year career focusing on community, education and conservation projects in a variety of urban and rural locations.

Jon Tyler’s Whitlingham walk will be a unique opportunity to learn about the bounteous edible plants growing in the Broads National Park which many walk past on a daily basis.

Nick Sanderson, Education Officer for the Broads Authority, said of the upcoming event,

“We are so pleased to have Jon Tyler to lead this very special walk for us. He is a true expert and will bring the wild to life for those who attend the walk. From mushrooms to herbs there is so much to be discovered so long as you know where to look –and that is where Jon comes in!”

For your chance to learn new recipe ideas, sample seasonal treats and learn to identify your own wild plants for eating, book your place on the Family Wild Food Forage Walk this Sunday at Whitlingham Country Park.

Age 10+ (no unaccompanied children). £8 per person. Parking charges apply. Booking essential: Whitlingham Visitor Centre, 01603 617332. Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR

Thursday 23 May 2019