Credit crunch brunch at food forage

Patrick Harding, a wild food expert, who will be sharing his knowledge at a special event in Sherwood Pines.
Patrick Harding, a wild food expert, who will be sharing his knowledge at a special event in Sherwood Pines.
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The Forestry Commission is urging people to go back to their roots and join a wild food and herb forage through Sherwood Pines Forest Park.

A day-long workshop is being stage in the 3,000 acre beauty spot on Saturday 18th May led by expert Patrick Harding.

He said: “To some extent we have forgotten the herblore and wild food knowledge that was once part of everyday life. There’s been a rekindling of interest in the field, which fits well with modern notions of health living and nutrition.”

Rustic remedies found amongst the trees include chickweed, good for making a balm for dry skin, silverweed to prevent blisters, and mint excellent to improve digestion. A seasonal credit brunch menu could include sorrel soup followed by a salad of dandelion leaves with nuts and garnished with St George’s mushroom l.

The event costs £25 and runs from 11am to 3.30pm.

Places are limited and booking is required by contacting Karina Thornton on 01623 821459 or email karina.thornton@forestry.gov.uk .