Autumn / Fungi Foraging Workshops in Sussex (2020)

Email: geoff@geoffdann.co.uk 

All of this year’s scheduled events are fully booked. I am available for private events on Fridays and Saturdays. These cost £250 for 3 hours, for a group of up to 7,  and that price covers anywhere on public access land in Kent or East Sussex.

Autumn / Fungi foraging workshops at Brede, East Sussex. £60 (see below).

These events take place in private woodland in south-east Sussex. Here we have a semi-permanent camp set up, with a campfire kitchen. The area ranks among the best I know for edible fungi, anywhere. We have so far found 45 species of edible wild fungi in an area of about 20 acres of woodland and meadow.  I will bring a selection of seasonal species, and participants are encouraged to bring things they’ve found to widen the range even further. We aim to cover at least 25 species of interest to a forager (including poisonous ones you need to know how to avoid) during the course of the day, but fungi foraging is always a bit of a lottery.

The day will start at 10.30am with an introduction to fungi foraging and we’ll have a look at what people have brought with them, before we survey the species growing closest by. We’ll then have a fungi-based forager’s lunch, after which we’ll head further afield to see what else we can find, and then return back for a wild mushroom cook-up. End time will be between 3.00 and 3.30pm. These events are vegetarian, and vegans can be accommodated if you let us know. 14 places per workshop.

The exact format of these events depends on the time of year, the weather and the availability of fungi. We will cover all the fungi which are fruiting, and pay more attention to the edible wild plants if there are fewer fungi around. In the unlikely event that there are too few fungi to justify the event, I will warn people and give them the opportunity to reschedule. What is the best time to go fungi foraging / do I ever cancel/postpone events?

Sunday September 6th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 13 places free.

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Sunday September 13th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 14 places free.

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Sunday September 20th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 12 places free.

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Sunday September 27th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 13 places free.

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*SATURDAY* October 3rd. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 12 places free.

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Sunday October 11th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 14 places free.

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Sunday October 18thAutumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 14 places free.

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Sunday October 25th. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 14 places free.

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Sunday November 1st. Autumn/Fungi foraging (£60). 14 places free.

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I may add further public dates in November if there are sufficient fungi available in our woodland. Please email me for details.