Foraging Winter Mushrooms: Velvet Shank

Discover this great winter wild food this winter, probably growing near you, perfect for foraging. Bushcraft instructor James Kendall shows you Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) probably winter's best edible mushroom.

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Discover Wild Medicine This Week

We're excited to announce our next live online workshop: Wild Medicine. Perfect for anyone who wants to get into hedgerow herbalism, making your own remedies and staying healthy and happy over the winter to come.
Book your place on the workshop here:
The workshop takes place on Zoom on Thurs 19th Nov from 7pm – 8.30pm.
Special Guest Speakers; Julie Bruton-Seal author of Hedgerow Medicine and Lucinda Walker founder of Whispering Earth.
Tickets are just £11.

Hope to see you there,
Lea

How To Eat Ash Keys

Learn how to preserve ash keys as a wild food. I show you a method for pickling and fermenting ash keys which is easy to do. These are two ways to prepare and preserve this wild food so you can enjoy it year round. This whole exercise is an experiment though so time will tell if this process improves the ash keys flavour. Try it for yourself 🙂

Wild foods are so good for our overall health and whilst we're foraging we are also outdoors getting exercise, fresh air and sunshine on our faces.

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Woodland Classroom host courses in foraging, wellbeing in the woods, mindfulness in nature and bushcraft in North Wales. If you would like to know more, go to:

Note: Always have the permission of the landowner if you want to forage and ensure you have a good field guide (or two) with you so you can make a a positive and safe identification of the plant.

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Wild Wellbeing: Life Through A Lens

This activity is aimed at teens studying Key Stage 3 and upward. The video can also be used as a lesson by high school teachers and homeschooling families.

Spending quality time in nature is a proven way to look after your mental wellbeing. By slowing down, taking notice and paying attention we can get into a mindful headspace. Crating your own nature photography is an effective way for young people (and adults) to learn this technique.

Join Lea, a Forest School Leader, as she guides you through this fun activity.

Woodland Classroom are based in North Wales and deliver environmental education for schools and organisations, as well as running their own programme of exciting outdoor courses for adults and woodland holiday clubs for kids. Find out more at:

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Wild Wellbeing: In the Mind of a Minibeast

This outdoor activity session is aimed for kids at Key Stage 2. The video can also be used as a video lesson by primary school teachers or homeschooling families.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to enter the brain of a bug? They live their tiny lives all around us, in the undergrowth. When we enter the 'Mind of a Minibeast' we can get creative, learn empathy and tell stories about the amazing living things around us.

Join James, a Forest School Leader, as he guides you through this fun activity.

Woodland Classroom are based in North Wales and deliver environmental education for schools and organisations, as well as running their own programme of exciting outdoor courses for adults and woodland holiday clubs for kids. Find out more at:

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