Food Foraging Ireland

One Day Workshops in 2017 with Expert Mary Bulfin

 

Learn About Food Foraging in Each Season

at leading eco-venue – crann og eco farm

county galway Ireland

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Food Foraging in Ireland

One Day Workshops in 2017 with Expert Mary Bulfin

 

Learn About Food Foraging in Each Season

at leading eco-venue – crann og eco farm

county galway Ireland

Learn About Seasonal Food Foraging in Ireland

 

What is Food Foraging?

Seeking and gathering wild (naturally occuring) food in nature that exists all around us, but for many of us is unknown.  Thanks to experts like Forage Workshop Leader Mary Bulfin, this knowledge is not lost.  It’s surprising to most people when they attend a forage workshop, just how much food there is growing all around the countryside, in hedgerows and even on one’s own property!

 

Who is the Teacher?

Forage Workshops at Crann Og Eco Farm are lead by wild food expert Mary Bulfin.  Mary conducts workshops and classes all over Ireland in different settings, and including all age groups.  Mary is also a chef and a natural organic food enthusiast.  Mary is also a small producer of fine natural products and has many recipes to share and recommend.  With a life time of experience Mary leads a highly informative, yet friendly and relaxed workshop with lots of good craic!

 

What Happens on the Workshop

You will meet other wild food enthusiasts from different walks of life.  Mary will take you out foraging for food on the grounds of Crann Og and surrounding woodlands.  During the foraging which lasts several hours, Mary will impart her knowledge and share her passion for her craft.  After foraging we return to the Crann Og main house, where together we will combine the food foraged with other organic ingredients or dishes Mary has brought along to compliment the season, to create a meal for the group.  This will be followed with more sharing of knowledge with Mary, question and answer time and even some more foraging if time and weather permit.

 

Why is Crann Og a great place to learn about foraging?

Crann Og is an ‘eco-venue’ focussing on sustainability, ecotourism, education and community building.  We are recognised by Ecotourism Ireland as a Gold Certified Ecotourism venue, ratified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.  We maintain the gardens, grounds and vegetables using permaculture principles and encourage wild growth in many areas of the property.  We have created endless habitats for wild plants and animals and are situated adjacent to a large oak woodland with rich biodiversity.  To compliment this we have organic vegetable gardens and tunnels, small orchards and herb gardens.  Crann Og has been purposely created for such events.

 

Day Workshop Details

About Seasonal Food Foraging

 

What is Food Foraging?

Seeking and gathering wild (naturally occuring) food in nature that exists all around us, but for many of us is unknown.  Thanks to experts like Forage Workshop Leader Mary Bulfin, this knowledge is not lost.  It’s surprising to most people when they attend a forage workshop, just how much food there is growing all around the countryside, in hedgerows and even on one’s own property!

Who is the Teacher?

Forage Workshops at Crann Og Eco Farm are lead by wild food expert Mary Bulfin.  Mary conducts workshops and classes all over Ireland in different settings, and including all age groups.  Mary is also a chef and a natural organic food enthusiast.  Mary is also a small producer of fine natural products and has many recipes to share and recommend.  With a life time of experience Mary leads a highly informative, yet friendly and relaxed workshop with lots of good craic!

What Happens on the Workshop

You will meet other wild food enthusiasts from different walks of life.  Mary will take you out foraging for food on the grounds of Crann Og and surrounding woodlands.  During the foraging which lasts several hours, Mary will impart her knowledge and share her passion for her craft.  After foraging we return to the Crann Og main house, where together we will combine the food foraged with other organic ingredients or dishes Mary has brought along to compliment the season, to create a meal for the group.  This will be followed with more sharing of knowledge with Mary, question and answer time and even some more foraging if time and weather permit.

Why is Crann Og a great place to learn about foraging?

Crann Og is an ‘eco-venue’ focussing on sustainability, ecotourism, education and community building.  We are recognised by Ecotourism Ireland as a Gold Certified Ecotourism venue, ratified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.  We maintain the gardens, grounds and vegetables using permaculture principles and encourage wild growth in many areas of the property.  We have created endless habitats for wild plants and animals and are situated adjacent to a large oak woodland with rich biodiversity.  To compliment this we have organic vegetable gardens and tunnels, small orchards and herb gardens.  Crann Og has been purposely created for such events.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturdays in 2017:

 

March 25th

May 13th

September 9th

October 21st

 

Starts:  10 am    Finishes:  approx 4:30 pm

Stay Over at Crann Og for €30/night/person B&B in shared cabin

Contact Us for Reservation of B&B

What Happens on the Workshop?

About the Workshop

On Saturday morning we all gather at Crann Og Eco Farm from 9:45am,  aiming to make a start at 10am after meeting each other over a cuppa.

Then Mary will lead the group on a forage, first within the grounds of Crann Og, and then extending to surrounding woodlands, hedgerows and anywhere else Mary’s keen eyes and nose discover hidden treasures.  During the foraging Mary will be sharing her wealth of knowledge about all the wild food to be found, in each micro habitat, depending on the season.

Once Mary has demonstrated what is to be found and how to find it, be sure you will have the foraging bug and those primal instincts will kick in!  You’ll then be quite surprised, if not astonished, at just how much food is growing all around you and your new found interest in foraging.

There will be plenty of information, ancient knowledge and good craic!  Once the foraging is complete the group will return to the Crann Og main house for refreshments and nibblies.  Then we will set about creating a delicious meal for the whole group, all the while learning more about the foods foraged and how to prepare and eat them best!

location & time

Starts promptly at 10am   |  Finishes approximately 4:30pm

Arrival Time:  9:45am for meet & greet, coffee & tea

We strongly encourage car pooling and public transport, let us know if you want to hook up with others or require assistance regarding public transport.

See our Map page for location and information regarding travel to, from and in Ireland, public transport and all the info you need to get to us.

 

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what's included?

Tuition and guided foraging walks lead by Mary Bulfin.

Meal incorporating foraged foods and other natural ingredients and dishes provided by Mary to compliment the season.

Refreshments and nibblies.

Parking and access to Crann Og Eco Farm.

Ancient knowledge, good company and great craic!

 

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what to bring?

Something to put your foraged food into is a must…like a bag or basket.

Sturdy footwear, preferably waterproof and suitable clothing for rambling about the farm and woods.

Additional warm and wet weather clothing is highly recommended.

House shoes or slippers for when we retire to the house for refreshments and cooking.

Notebook and camera..

Drinking water bottle, you can taste Crann Og’s fresh and tasty well water!

Foraging Workshops – Now Booking !


Choose one of the options below

Foraging Day Workshop

One Seasonal Workshop
50
  • One day workshop with Mary Bulfin.
  • Refreshments & nibblies.
  • Group meal.
  • Parking at Crann Og.
  • Transport NOT included.
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terms & conditions

BOOKINGS

Your reservation is complete upon clearance of your payment.  Payments will only be accepted in Euros (Eur).

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note there are no refunds or discounts for late arrivals, early departures, flight cancellations, other travel issues or illness. If you cancel your participation in the ReNature Retreat for any reason, the refund policy below applies, without exception.  We would like to be able to compensate participants in the event of unforeseen circumstances (illness/injury, family emergency, travel issues, etc), but we incur costs prior to the events when reserving accommodation and ordering catering supplies. We have tried to provide as fair and reasonable a refund policy as possible in the event of unforeseen circumstances.  To protect yourself in case of such events we encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

REFUNDS

45-60 days prior to the start of the event, your payment, is 100% refundable.

30-45 days prior to the start of the event, your payment, is 70% refundable.

15-30 days prior to the start of the event, your payment, is 30% refundable.

0-15 days prior to the start of the event, no refunds will be given.

Need to cancel?   contact us

Testimonials

Very interesting workshop, lots to learn still, and would be interested to do more workshops!

Karen G., 2016

 

Loved the workshop!  Best few quid I’ve spent in a long time.  Mary is a wealth of information.

Norren S., 2016

 

I had a fabulous day.  Very interesting and hands on experience.  I will be back again.

Chloe G., 2016

 

What a fabulous way to spend a Saturday!  It was my first time foraging and will not only do again, but highly recommend!

Bridget B., 2016

 

Amazing day – wonderful way to spend a weekend.  Delicious food and great company.

Aisling B., 2016

 

It was truly awe inspiring to learn of the wealth of resources growing all around us.  Thank you!

Hallie W., 2016

 

Beautiful autumn walk and my mushrooming journey has begun!

Joan M., 2016


Foraging Enquiries

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Farm Location: N 53° 2′ 19.98″  E -8° 43′ 59.49″

Tel:  +353 (0)85 145 3535
Crann Og Eco Farm
Derrymore, Drummin, Gort
County Galway, IRELAND, H91 XEY1

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