Each day our experienced foraging experts will take out groups for an introduction to foraging. The experience is completely free of charge, however spaces are limited so it is advisable to reserve your space in advance.
I live in a village in West Dorset with my wife and two teenage daughters.I am one of those very lucky people who have managed to turn a hobby (chiefly fungus hunting) into a job. Until recently I worked as a country cabinet maker (also a hobby which turned into a job, as it happens), now I spend my time foraging, and encouraging others to forage through my writing, forays, talks and, occasionally, tv and radio appearances. If you think this sounds at all fun then you are quite right.
Over the last couple of years I have taken another interest of mine - home-brewing - to absurd lengths. I have been writing an occasional blog in the Guardian on the subject and preparing a new book for River Cottage, unashameably called "Booze". Most fun of all has been beer-making. I have made some wonderful beers and I love the making process itself. Cheers!
Renowned for his British wild food knowledge and true farm to fork ethos, he honed his skills in top establishments both in the UK and Europe.
Mark has a passion for shooting, fishing and foraging, also rearing his own livestock and an amazing understanding of kitchen gardens and animal husbandry.
His talents don’t end there, writing features on wild food for some of the top food publications, including BBC Good Food Magazine, Harrods, Elle and Countryside Alliance.
Appearing on TV shows such as River Cottage during his tenure as Head Chef, but also on Great British Waste Menu, Market Kitchen, Hairy Bikers and live slots on BBC Breakfast as a food expert. Mark also runs a training consultancy, wild food and foraging classes, teaches bespoke cookery classes and runs dining events.
Features are subject to change at the organisers discretion.