Home – Wild Mushroom Foraging and Medicine with Courtney Tyler

“Offering experiences that grow your curiosity & connection with the wild through woodland walks. Come explore the alchemy of wild food, fungi & medicine.”-Courtney

Hips and Haws Wildcrafts – Exploring the Alchemy of: Foraging. Fungi. Wild Food. Medicinal Mushrooms. Herbal Medicine. Fermentation. Safe mushroom ID skills.

Courtney lives in the stunning County Wicklow, Ireland, happiest surrounded by trees and observing the changing seasons.  A keen forager, she spends much time wandering the hedgerows and forests for wild local food to preserve as food or medicine. Processing and transforming wild plants, roots, berries and fungi into herbal extracts, teas, salves, ferments and delicious food to share with her community.

A stunning Wicklow coastline sunset

Courtney delights in sharing her hard-won knowledge and experience that she has acquired, but more than anything prides herself in the ability to teach others about the magic of the natural world and how to feed and nourish our bodies and souls with these wild foods and in particular wild fungi.

The passion and enthusiasm with which Courtney shares this knowledge is infectious and clearly communicated, breaking down complex and often dry mycological or complex terminology into snippets of interesting facts and hands-on learning experiences.

Courtney serving tasters of her wild and medicinal mushroom coffee on a workshop

A proud member of the Association of Foragers. Courtney can teach you to identify many edible, medicinal, toxic or deadly fungi and show you how to increase your knowledge and confidence step-by-step. 

Ireland has an abundance of wild fungi that you can safely learn to identify and enjoy for its culinary properties, medicinal qualities or just to learn new skills or to deepen your connection to nature. You will learn how begin to safely identify mushrooms species and also discuss the medicinal qualities of mushrooms. The emphasis on her events is from a foraging perspective- however your interests may lie in many areas: from nature photography, nature connection, mycology, natural sciences, forestry, food, medicine- you will be most welcome. Courtney’s workshops are inclusive and accessible.

Wild food forager Courtney Tyler beside a birch tree and her favourite mushroom the Fly Agaric after an interview with Suzanne Campbell RTE. Photo by Suzanne Campbell.

Courtney shares her knowledge, skills and experience in foraging walks, workshops and events throughout Ireland and invited as a speaker in various seminars such as: The Radical Mycology Convergence 2022, Herb Feast 2019/ 2023, Fumbally Stables EAT:ITH, festivals etc.

“Courtney’s passion, knowledge and her ability to clearly explain and share the excitement and to re-kindle the reconnection to the wild around and within us is what you can expect if you join her on one of her events.”

Courtney on stage at Beyond The Pale Festival Ireland 2022

You can book into events at this link: https://hipsandhawswildcrafts.clr.events/

Check out this link for more wild food and fungi events by Michael White of Rural Courses as many of our collaborative events are also listed under here. https://ruralcourses.clr.events/

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You can hear her interview on Welcome to Mushroom Hour Podcast here:

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