Wild Food Walks - Foraging in London E3

Foraging in London E3

Date and Time

Saturday 18th March 2023

10:00am - 12:30pm

Cost

£40 inclusive of VAT. When you buy a Made In Hackney class you enjoy an enriching experience and help us fight hunger in our community.

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 everyday plants you can eat, opening your eyes to a new world of possibilities and flavours. 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. You will join him at this 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.

The journey includes

  • Make your own choice of wild tea on arrival from a selection of plants collected from the park
  • Take your place in a guided walk to safely identify wild foods and enjoy samples of the plants along the way
  • Learn tips on where and how to forage
  • Understand the health benefits of wild foods
  • Take home samples to turn into your own wild creations
  • Ask Ken questions
  • Receive and use a 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 Greenway

Ken Greenway is the 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. Ken is also a Come Dine with Me winner!

When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.

Refunds/transfers: Please understand our charity needs time to resell your tickets as we rely heavily on the income generated by our fundraising classes. We require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class. You are also welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member in case of last minute illness (just email classes@madeinhackney.org to let us know).

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our website, please contact us via email: classes@madeinhackney.org.

Note: This is a fundraising class and the proceeds help us fight hunger in our community. At Made In Hackney we believe access to good food is a human right - not a privilege. If you would like to learn more about our work, please click here.

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

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.