But wait, there’s more. In addition to learning how to identify and prepare wild growing foliage, participants are also given lessons in the ancient art of falconry by learning how to not only fly, but also hunt with real Harris hawks.
Available in day, weekend, or weeklong courses, the foraging takes place in a 200 square mile area of central England where the National Forest is attempting to create multi-purpose woodland in one of the nation’s least forested areas. To date, over 7.8 million trees have been planted as part of the effort.
It’s nice to see programs like these taking place seeing as it wasn’t too long ago that England implemented a plan to sell off the nation’s public forests, only to see them rapidly rescind the move a month later.
[Image by Rennett Stowe on Flickr]