As part of Edinburgh’s Blasda celebrations, Anna Canning from Floramedica has created this unique wild food meal …
Used for centuries as food and medicine, wild plants are the ultimate seasonal local produce – and they are available right on your doorstep – for free! In Edinburgh our many green spaces provide an abundance of wild edible plants that not only make unusual ingredients to refresh jaded tastebuds, but are also a fabulously nutritious and sustainable food source.
We’ll be taking a walk on Edinburgh’s wild side to identify and collect some nutritious seasonal plants and explore their history, lore, and uses past and present. Then we’ll make our way back to Spoon, where Rory will show us how to cook up our haul, transforming it into a lunch with a difference.
Cost: £55 per head includes foraging and cookery workshop, lunch, handout & recipes, plus tea/coffee & snacks at Spoon. Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Venue: Meet at 9.50 for 10 o’clock start at the gate to Blackford Pond on Charterhall Road (Lothian bus routes 41 and 38) for a walk on Blackford Hill/Hermitage of Braid, returning to Spoon around 12.30.
Number of places: max 20 (children 12 and over welcome)
What to wear/bring: Wear warm /waterproof clothing and sensible footwear – paths may be uneven and muddy in places. Bring a container or basket for taking plants home. If you have a book with plant descriptions and illustrations, bring that along too.
Most of all, bring along a lively interest in real food, good company and sustainable living.
Contact: To reserve your place please email Anna at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Moira at: email@example.com, or phone 07790885969.