Foraging with Virn
October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree – £25.00
This 3-hour course will focus on local plants and fungi in Brock Woods. In October we can expect to see edible fruits, nuts, foliage and fungi. We can also discuss the edibility of some plant roots.
These courses are informal, so you relax and ask questions throughout. The walk will be a leisurely pace and we will be stopping regularly to look at the plants and fungi around us.
You don’t need to bring anything with you, but it might help to have some of these:
• Camera/phone for taking pictures • Phone/notepad for taking notes • Hand lens for examining plants/fungi • Small pocketknife • Small brush • A cloth bag or a small basket • Water and a snack
I look forward to helping you find your local wild edibles!
Who is Virn Stothers?
Virn grew up in the biggest city in Scotland but is a country girl at heart. She has fond memories of picking Brambles with her gran in Galloway; Blaeberries with her grandpa on the Black Isle; and Cherries with her mum in Glasgow.
Her love of foraging flourished when she bought a house in Edinburgh, and she tried to tame the garden – she soon decided that she preferred the wild. She started to teach herself about the fungi and plants growing along her local stretch of the Water of Leith, and whenever she visited her family back in Glasgow.
This event is sponsored by The National Lottery Community Fund, made possible by National Lottery players
Tickets are free of charge, but we would appreciate if you can make a donation to help us bring you more fantastic subsidised events at Spott Village Hall!