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Rediscovering Ancient Knowledge through our Natural Landscape

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Typical technique for tapping the  Birch Sap
Typical technique for tapping the Birch Sap

DRINK THE TREES

MARCH 2023

Drink the Trees is a unique Foraging Workshop experience that celebrates Spring the season of New life and by doing this we drink to the Trees.

March only for roughly 3 weeks.

Various locations in and around the Beautiful Historic River Stour Valley (AONB) on the Essex / Suffolk Border or at various locations around the Ancient City of Colchester.

 Sun 5th March
 Sun 12th March 
 Sun 19th March


Morning and afternoon sessions available .


             WHAT TO EXPECT ON " DRINK THE TREES".


A Wild Drink Experience that will put you in touch with what the begining of Spring has to Offer.

We celebrate the begining of our year by Drinking the 1st signs of Spring being the Rising of the Birch Sap.

Each participant will have the chance to learn how to tap the Silver Birch Trees and will be able to drink with us the fresh Sap as it's rising.

We will then go on a Foraging expedition around the selected location looking for other plants that can be foraged that we can use to make various drinks Such as Cordials, Teas, Medicinal Shots, Alcoholic Beverages, Soups etc.

On some locations there will also be a chance to learn how to make fires with various Foraged Materials such as Birch Bark and various available Bracket Fungi and Cooking some foraged ingredients.

Each person will also have the chance to take Home fresh Birch Sap and will be able to go find some trees local to them to create there own source of this amazing Tree child water filtered by the Trees naturally .


WHY DRINK BIRCH SAP?

Known as one of the best juices you can drink

Reduces Cellulite, low in Callories, very low on Natural Sugars, Blood Cholesterol reducing etc,

Contains Xylitol, Proteins,  Amino Acids and Enzymes .

Birch Sap is renowned for its amazing healing properties.


WORKSHOP COST'S

3 hr Session £30 per Adults. Discounts for groups / concessions

under 16's £10

under 10's £5.

under 8's Free

All includes Birch Sap to take Home And small foraged feast on the Fire where possible on location or Stove.

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List of foraged edibles you would expect to  find between April & June approximately 50 (click on to enlarge)
List of foraged edibles you would expect to find between April & June approximately 50 (click on to enlarge)

WILD-TASTE FORAGING WORKSHOPS 

 WILD-SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER WORKSHOPS.

After the Celebration of Drink The Trees we then move deeper into the foraging year with various workshops where you will learn and identify various edibles, medicinals, drinks and some of the uses of  that plants have to offer at various  particular times of the year which will help you gain more knowledge of what is available around you in the coming  foraging year.

Each Workshop lasts roughly 3 hrs where we will touch on learning about Fire, Plant identification, Edibles and Poisons, Cooking outside, drinks, Medicinals and Practical uses throughout History.

Included is to take home some of the bounty to experiment with.
                            FORAGING WORKSHOPS 2023

                      SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER


                                        WILD IN WINTER

FEBRUARY 

                       Sun 5th, Sun 12th, Sun 19th, Sun 26th

                                   

                                      DRINK THE TREES

MARCH

                              Sun 5th, Sun 12th, Sun 19th


                                        WILD IN SPRING


MARCH

                                               Sun 26th 



APRIL

                  Sun 2nd, Fri 7th (Bank Holiday) Sun 9th,

                Mon 10th (Bank Holliday), Sun 16th, Sun 23rd, Sun 30th.


MAY

         Mon 1st, Sun 7th, Mon 8th (Bank Holiday), Sun 14th,

               Sun 21st, Sun 28th, Mon 29th (Bank Holiday)


JUNE

                    Sun 4th, Sun 11th, Sun 18th, Sun 25th,


                                     WILD IN SUMMER

JULY

                   Sun 2nd, Sun 9th, Sun 16th, Sun 23rd,Sun 30th.



AUGUST

                      Sun 6th, Sun 13th, Sun 20th, Sun 27th,

                                Mon 28th ( Bank Holliday).


SEPTEMBER

                       Sun 3rd, Sun 10th, Sun 17th, Sun 24th.


                                      WILD IN AUTUMN

OCTOBER

               Sun 1st, Sun 8th, Sun 15th, Sun 22nd, Sun 29th.



NOVEMBER 

                     Sun 5th, Sun 12th, Sun 19th, Sun 26th.



            * JACK FROST, WINTER SPIRIT OF THE DEAD *


FORAGING WORKSHOP PRICES.

3 hrs approx Session £40 pp ( unless otherwise stated )

Under16's £10

Under 12's Free


                              ***ALSO AVAILABLE**

WILD - FOR - LIFE- KNOWLEDGE.
BLOCK COURSES..
Dicounted block foraging Worksop bookings for the seirous ones who want to learn a lifetime knowledge by understang the changing seasons and all they have to offer a truely lifetime experiece which will be always with you for the the rest of your life.
With a block course you will discover all the windows long or short for the varios plants that can be found when and where to find, the essential on how to cook , what medicines are available for you and family at different times of the year. What food and drinks you can make with your children , grand children , home scholling etc ..
No 1. W.F.L.  Courses.
3 season Foraging for 1 lesson each Season . Total 3 lessons.
                                                                   Price TBA
No 2. W.F.L. Courses.
3 Season Foraging for 2 lessons each season. Total 6 lessons.
                                                                   Price TBA
No 3. W.F.L. Courses. 3 lessons each season. Total 9 lessons.
                 Plus bonus free lesson WILD IN WINTER Foraging 
                                                                    Price TBA


           


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OTHER WILD-TASTE-EVENTS 2019-20



Wild Taste Events are strictly governed by our seasons and what is happening with the weather and  bookings for other Wild-Light Events.

All events are limited to spaces available apart from the Markets and Fair Events that are stated but please also check about these that we are not at another event, Just in case.

WALKS AND TALKS JANES WALK SUNDAY 3rd MAY.


LANDeSCAPE FORAGE THE DYKE 2020


An annual Historic Foragng  Walk along the British/Romano Camulodunum defensive system.

Walk and discover this extensive impressive much forgotten Ancient part of Bodiceas Britain.

Forage and discover the plants that would have been foraged at that time.  Duration 3 hrs FREE.

Poster for Forage the Dyke 2018 Wild-Light Design
Poster for Forage the Dyke 2018 Wild-Light Design
Wild-Taste Stall 2018
Wild-Taste Stall 2018

MARKETS, FAIRS AND FESTIVALS


BURES VILLAGE MARKET ESSEX

SUFFOLK BORDER. 2nd Saturday of the month.

Situated in a Beautiful unique Essex, Suffolk Border on a community Meadow next to the Historic River Stour.


THE NEW WIVENHOE MARKET

3rd Sat of every month

The New Wivenhoe Market taken over from the dull Farmers Market. Situated in and out of the grounds of the Wivenhoe Congregational Church. 


FEELGOOD VEGAN FESTIVAL HONYWOOD SCHOOL

COGGESHALL ESSEX. 2nd Sunday of the Month.

A breakthrough in Essex Markets , Festival ,Fairs . Totally Vegan this Fair offers a unique selection of Foods and Drinks with a friendly Atmosphere


COLCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

COLCHESTER CASTLE PARK (Dates to be Confirmed)

The importance Today in our eduction in Food and Drink this Festival has it all. just imagine for a small price you can try cuisine from all parts of the World without the Airfares.


COLCHESTER MEDIEVAL FAYRE

COLCHESTER CASTLE PARK (Dates to be Confirmed)

A unique Fantastic English Ecentric  Historical Fayre inkeeping with Colchesters History a great Day out for all the Family.


ISLINGTON FARMERS MARKETS LONDON (possible this year)

CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS


This is at the moment on availability while we are looking for a small group of people to take this side on board or if anyone has any ideas.


In the past we have held various Events for Children and Teenagers and want to develop this further as we Beleive that if you get children into something at a young age they are most likely to carry elements of this  through into Adulthood. For example a child connecting with the land are more likely ones ones who will look after it in the future.

BOOKING ENQUIRIES OR INFORMATION

Wild-Light & Wild-Taste Projects & Events Please Contact us through the Contact Page.

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