Sensory-based wild food foraging

Want to know more about wild foods?

For millions of years, we've evolved in harmony with nature – understanding which wild foods we could eat during which seasons.

But now, with the advent of modern life, we’ve become disconnected from this ancestral wisdom.

 

Let’s correct that.

 

What Others Say

"I was amazed at how much there was that could be foraged even from a hedge on the side of the road ... I felt very safe and well looked after during the walk." Jane, 2018

"Emma has a passion for sharing her vast knowledge of the native plants around us and a humble awareness that our experiences and relationships to them are constantly changing too. Her eloquence of expression was wonderful to listen to." Rowan, 2018

What you’ll gain

In our food foraging workshop, you'll learn:

  • Skills to identify wild foods by working closely with your senses and intuition

  • How to recognise at least a dozen wild edible plants, including some of the poisonous ones not to mistake them for

  • How to harvest safely and sustainably

  • How to use the herbs to make teas and learn ways of adding them to your meals

  • How our relationship with wild edibles helps us on the path of wellbeing

  • How to live in harmony with nature to have a healthy body and mind

  • The laws of foraging

What to know

Please wear sensible footwear and clothes (for when it’s muddy and cold) ; bring a notebook, pens and pencils.

Workshops start at 10am or 2pm and last for around 2.5 hours. Check workshops for specific dates and times. Costs range from £15/child (16 and under, must be accompanied) to £25/adult.

The venue will depend on where the herbs are abundant that day.

Interested?...

Call us on 07957 161748 or email emmafinch@hotmail.com with any questions or to book.

Project Plant

Looking to go the next step – and connect with plants on an emotional, intuitive and physical level?

 

That’s what our Project Plant - Reconnecting With The Wild Edibles course offers.

Not so long ago, we communed with plants on a daily basis. The plants knew what we needed from them to keep us healthy and balanced. And we knew which plants we could eat – or those to help heal ourselves.

However, over time this dialogue has been suppressed so that we have almost forgotten this incredibly important innate knowing.

What Others say

"I cannot recommend [Emma] or her lovely Satori fields highly enough for anyone on their journey of discovery and growth. She generously gives of her gifts and the abundance of her fields and woodlands." Anon, 2018

 

"Thank you so much for leading me on this plant journey…it has been very inspiring and informative. I have enjoyed spending time with you and the group, sharing our experiences and learning from one another. For me it has been a new way of looking at plants, I am feeling a greater respect and understanding for what the plants can help us with and how they can affect us in many ways.

 

Meditating on one plant over a month also gave me the time to reflect on my life and how I am living it. Remembering to stop to take time for the project and myself has been very good for me." Sarah, 2019

What you’ll gain

In addition to the skills taught on our Sensory Based Wild Food Foraging workshops, on our Project Plant course you will deepen your knowledge and learn how to reawaken an inner dialogue with plants.

Specifically, you will gain skills in:

  • Meditating with the plants

  • Developing an Inquisitive Mind

  • Making tinctures, balms and infused oils

  • Learning the benefits of monthly collaborations with each plant

  • Deepening your intuition

What to know

Six-month course

On the day, please bring:

  • An open mind

  • Wet weather gear/warm clothes

  • Something to sit on (sheepskin ideally)

  • Pens, pencils and/or paints

  • Vegan (preferably, and wheat/sugar free if possible) or vegetarian organic lunch to share

  • Baskets for foraging

  • Sensible shoes/boots

  • A notebook and/or drawing book

  • Drinking water

When: The course is held one morning over six consecutive months from 9am to 2pm.

Where: At Satori and other locations depending on where the herbs are abundant when we meet.

Cost: £60 p/person p/half day (£360/course); max. 6 p/group; £100 non‑refundable deposit required to secure your place; full payment required 30 days before the course start date.

Interested? Then secure your place today.

Please call 07957 161748 or email emmafinch@hotmail.com with any questions or to book.