Wild Food Walks - Foraging in London E3

Foraging in London E3

Date and Time

17/09/2022 10:00am - 17/03/2023 12:00pm

Cost

£40 (£30 concession/£12 unwaged).  All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

Location

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, Mile End, London E3 4PX (a short walk from Mile End Tube Station in E3)

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The Event

Join wild food enthusiast, Ken Greenway, for a foraging experience at the amazing award-winning Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Ken will share his love and deep knowledge of foraging and will introduce you to the common place, everyday plants you can eat on site. He will share his knowledge of seasonal wild foods as well as where and when to pick them. 

Looking after the nature reserve and heritage site is a way of life for Ken. Participants will join a guided walk sharing knowledge and the spirit of exploration of this unique sanctuary for history, nature and wild food. The walk is limited to 15 participants so an intimate experience in the outdoors will make it easy to ask questions and meet others in the group.

One can often find Ken litter picking, delivering Forest School, or running foraging tours and bat walks in the Park.

The event will include:

  • A guided walk to safely identify wild foods and enjoy samples of the plants along the way
  • Tips on where and how to forage
  • Samples to take home to turn into your own wild creations
  • Information on the health benefits of wild foods
  • Opportunity to ask Ken questions
  • Digital foraging booklet
  • Numbers limited to 15
  • Dogs on leads are welcome

“THCP is nothing short of stunning and Kenneth, my Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park guide, is unbelievably knowledgeable about edible plants.” Wild Food Walk participant

About Ken

Ken Greenway is site manager of THCP and is also an accredited Humanist celebrant, Horticulture Manager for Grounded Ecotherapy and the course leader on Forage London’s event ‘Wild Food, Wild Nature’. Ken studied Environmental Biology at the University of Greenwich and has worked at THCP since 2002 where he has developed his intimate knowledge of the site as well as his passion for wild food and foraging. Fun fact: Ken also happens to be a ‘Come Dine with Me’ winner! 

About Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is one of London’s Magnificent Seven Victorian Cemeteries. Closed to burials since 1966 and a designated public park and Local Nature Reserve, the park has an extraordinary diversity of both woodland and meadow plants.

 

Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

For information: classes@madeinhackney.org / 020 8442 4266 / WhatsApp message +44 07833685894

Location: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, Mile End, London E3 4PX (a short walk from Mile End Tube Station in E3)

Allergen Alert
Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.