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A gift of an experience is something that will never be forgotten.

I offer experiences, events and workshops in wild food, herbal medicine, fungi, medicinal mushrooms, foraging, and more.

Here is a link to buy a gift voucher which will be sent to you immediately upon payment, to print off and gift! Should you prefer a certain value that isn’t there, just get in touch!

RTÉ Radio Countrywide Suzanne Campbell Fungi Foraging Courtney Tyler

I met up with Suzanne Campbell for a forage and chat around Devil’s Glen and we spoke about mushroom foraging in Ireland.

Have a listen here:

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/21844941/

It’s harvest time on farms in many parts of the country & it is also harvest time for wild foods & a growing interest in them. Foraging for blackberries, elderberries and sloes is already happening along country lanes and this week Suzanne Campbell met up with a mushroom forager to learn more about picking wild mushrooms.

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Gourmet edible mushrooms- dried morels for sale

I’ve just added a new dried gourmet mushroom to the shop- the delicious morel mushrooms. Verpa bohemica.

Absolutely bloody delicious!

Rehydrate in boiling water (DO NOT toss that precious liquid- keep that as mushroom stock for a sauce!) then cook and add to your favourite recipe.

25gram is the quantity that is shown in the photo. If you would like mulitples of this please just add more to the cart. The link to purchase these from my shop is here: https://www.hipsandhaws.com/product/dried-gourmet-morel-mushrooms-verpa-bohemica/

You can hear me discuss mushrooms more in some of my podcast interviews which can be found at this link: https://linktr.ee/Hipsandhawswildcrafts

I teach various workshops around the many edible, medicinal, toxic and entheogenic and artistic qualities of fungi and medicinal mushrooms. You can book into these events at the same link as above.

€5.50 flat rate shipping throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. €10 flat rate to the USA and Canada. Ask for shipping quotes if you’re elsewhere!

25 gram dried morel mushrooms – gourmet edible mushroom

Fly Agaric and Friends: Explorations in medicine, food, and magic with Fergus the Forager and Courtney of Hips & Haws Wildcrafts, and guest mushrooms (IRELAND)

A foray coming up in the Wicklow mountains with, interestingly, an emphasis on Amanita muscaria.“So you think you’re changed, do you?” said the Caterpillar.“I’m afraid I am, sir,” said Alice; “I can’t remember things as I used—and I don’t keep the same size for ten minutes together!”

Where: Co Wicklow, Ireland 

When: Thursday 29 September 2022 10am until 9pm (11 hour day) 

Book this date here: https://hipsandhawswildcrafts.clr.events/event/131800:fly-agaric-and-friends-explorations-in-medicine-food-and-magic-with-fergus-the-forager-and-courtney-of-hips-haws-wildcrafts-and-guest-mushrooms-thursday-29-september-2022-wicklow-ireland

AND/ OR Sunday 31 September 2022 10am until 9pm (11 hour day)

Book this date here: https://hipsandhawswildcrafts.clr.events/event/131801:fly-agaric-and-friends-explorations-in-medicine-food-and-magic-with-fergus-the-forager-and-courtney-of-hips-haws-wildcrafts-and-guest-mushrooms-sunday-2nd-october-2022-wicklow-ireland

There is a fantastic array of wild food and fungi in Co Wicklow. We will enjoy a long ramble in a beautiful woodland in the Wicklow Mountains interspersed with wild local seasonal food to drink and eat and a forage for wild mushrooms including Fly Agaric.

We will learn about the allure of the iconic Fly Agaric mushroom and how to safely use it as medicine and as food. There will be demonstrations including lacto-fermentation of mushrooms.  We will also learn about any other wild fungi that we come across. 

We will provide lunch and an elaborate three course wild food dinner with some exciting ingredients for the meal, as of course Fergus is incredible talented and experienced as a wild food experimentalist. He has over 30 years experience as a wild food forager, so your more advanced questions can be answered too.  

We will be starting and ending the day in a location later to be announced to ticket holders but we may be car-pooling or driving to a nearby local woodland for some of the day.  You must dress appropriately for a day spent outdoors, hiking boots and rain gear could be helpful. Sorry for this event no young children or dogs. You must be physically fit for a day spent wandering the wilderness with hills and uneven ground. Please bring snacks and or food to share if you would like. And a foraging basket or knife (if you have one). 

How Much: €220 Early Bird/ €245 Full Price/  Elaborate Wild Food Lunch and 3 course dinner are included.  

Bookings for all of our events will close 6 weeks before the event takes place. In this case, the event will close to all new bookings on the 18 August 2022. We will be in touch with you before the event takes place to share further relevant details with those that have booked their place. 

Here is a link to a podcast with Robin Harford after our last event: 

https://www.eatweeds.co.uk/ep32?fbclid=IwAR2g9N17GLqp0fPCwCBYxxPIK0KCU9SRbodS9E0rWFQghS6JThabLp8i5o0 

Here’s another podcast with me speaking about this incredible mushroom with Manchan Magan on RTÉ

https://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2020/0909/20200909_rteradio1-almanacireland-toadstool_c21832393_21833271_232_.mp3 

And a longer interview with Courtney on Welcome to Mushroom Hour: https://www.welcometomushroomhour.com/blogs/podcasts/ep-98-hips-haws-wildcrafts-irelands-wild-mushrooms-herbal-medicines-explorations-of-amanita-muscaria-feat-courtney-tyler 

Here are some reviews after last years event:  

“Wow, wow, wow!!! Hips & Haws Wildcraft events are a special opportunity to connect with beautiful people in an amazing space. I was fortunate enough to have the privilege to attend a Fly Agaric event hosted by Courtney and Fergus the Forager. From the moment I arrived I felt an instant inspiration and warm welcome. We foraged in the near by woods in fun filled explorations, while learning and connecting with the many species of fungi available. The preparation and dishes we were treated to after our journey in the woods was a unique blend of heart warming tastes and enjoyable community spirit set outdoors. For a revitalising experience amongst a vibrant loving group a Hips and Haws event is the place to be.”-Riain O’Táth 

“I was lucky enough to join Hips and Haws Wildcrafts on the amanita forage day yesterday. It exceeded all expectations I ever had. Right from the beginning the communication before the event was so helpful and made the whole day run smoothly as it ran like clockwork. I arrived and was warmly greeted and welcomed to the space along with the group. We spent the day covering so much foraging information but it felt so relaxed fun and full of adventure. I’ve attended a good few similar themed foraging events in Ireland at this point and this was possibly my favourite due to the amount of work and effort Courtney and Fergus put into the packed schedule. It was more than just an ID and forage day… it was so much more! We not only learned about identification/ foraging but then info how to cook/preserve in many different kinds of ways like: lacto-fermentation, sweet dishes, ice cream, rice balls, savoury dishes, dumplings, pasta sauce, soup and more. After learning all that we had a big feast in all the mushroom themed foods.I cannot wait for the next course it was truly out of this world! Thank you for the most incredible day.” -Ashleigh Connors  

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FAQ’s /Terms and Conditions:

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All ticket sales are final, we do not offer refunds or rescheduling. 

This is in order to care for our energy in organising and running events as well as due to the fact that otherwise this place could have been offered to someone else.
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**COVID precautions in relation to ticket sales: all ticket sales are final according to the policy above. However if you are exposed to Covid or in quarantine, you may choose to gift your ticket to someone else in your place. 
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If we have to change the date of an event due to severe weather warnings or government guidelines, or for any other reason- we will issue you with a voucher which can be used on a future workshop.

7th Nov 2021 – Foraging and Wildcrafting Series: Fly Agaric- The Folklore, Mystique and Magic of this Toadstool

FULLY BOOKED!!!

We will forage for and learn about edible, toxic and medicinal wild fungi including the hunt for the alluring Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria. This mushroom is all of these things: edible, toxic, medicinal, entheogenic and more.

I invite you for a day spent in the Wild Wicklow hills and woodlands with me to forage for mushrooms and in particular to seek out the alluring red spotted toadstool, the Fly Agaric.

We will then gather to spend a couple of hours together to discuss it in more detail, covering the medicinal preparation for an effective external remedy for sciatica and how to detoxify this mushroom for food and so much more, about this famous but controversial fungus.
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I’ve studied this mushroom in depth and am really excited to offer a day sharing the folklore, mystique, and magic of this beautiful mushroom. It has such a vivid and colourful history with its use as a mushroom that is: toxic, hallucinogenic (or rather entheogenic), medicinal and edible. How can all of these things be true?
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The Amanita muscaria, or Fly Agaric is one of the most widely recognised mushrooms in the world. It adorns children’s stories, art, fairy tales, christmas cards and decorations and many a lawn ornament. But it is so much more than this.
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I will share with you how to identify this mushroom during a foraging mushroom walk in Wicklow. We will learn how this mushroom has been used throughout history- what are facts and what are fiction in the stories we are taught about this much maligned mushroom.
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We will discuss some of the many ways this fungus is used throughout the world as medicine and food and more. Make no mistake: This mushroom comes from the family of some of the most deadly mushrooms. Very importantly we will learn the clear parameters of what is safe and what is not when foraging for wild food and in particular for wild fungi.
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*Please note: We will be seeing, touching, smelling, identifying, discussing, learning and appreciating this beautiful red and white toadstool. It is true that this is not a beginner’s edible mushroom. But we will learn fact from fiction and you will go home much empowered with new knowledge.
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You must dress appropriately for a day spent outdoors, hiking boots are helpful. You must be physically fit for a day spent wandering the wilderness with hills and uneven ground. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. And a foraging basket (if you have one).
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Comprehensive notes, links and recipes are included with information we have covered on the day along with a list of book recommendations.
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***Wild food tasters and my medicinal mushroom and acorn drink are provided on this walk.
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How much: €75 Early bird/ €90 Full Price

Early bird tickets are €75 per person until the 25th September and after that will be full price at €90 per person.
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This event will run from 1100-1530 and will be limited to an intimate group size.
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Bookings for all of my events will close 2 weeks before the event takes place. In this case, the event will close to all new bookings on the 23 October 2021.

I will be in touch with you before the event takes place to share the location with those that have booked their place.
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I also offer shorter events in mushroom foraging from €30 for a shorter intensive 2 hour session if this might interest you more, please see my other events.
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Here is a link to a podcast with Robin Harford after our last event:
https://www.eatweeds.co.uk/ep32?fbclid=IwAR2g9N17GLqp0fPCwCBYxxPIK0KCU9SRbodS9E0rWFQghS6JThabLp8i5o0
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Here’s another podcast with me speaking about this incredible mushroom with Manchan Magan on RTÉ:
https://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2020/0909/20200909_rteradio1-almanacireland-toadstool_c21832393_21833271_232_.mp3
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About me: I am Courtney Tyler. I live in County Wicklow, happiest surrounded by trees and observing the changing seasons. I am a keen forager and spend much time wandering the hedgerows and forests for wild local food to preserve as food or medicine or to add to my fermented food and drinks.

I am a proud member of The Association of Foragers. I am not a mushroom expert nor a mycologist. However I have safely foraged for and consumed about 75 wild mushrooms as food or medicine. I can identify many toxic or deadly fungi and show you what to be careful of. I have processed wild plants and fungi into herbal tinctures, teas and salves. I am passionate about the learning process and am able to clearly communicate what i know and the passion I feel for the hard won knowledge and experience that I have acquired.

I tend to dive head-long into the things that interest me and I am largely self-taught, however I also have had many teachers and many who inspire me greatly. It is not unusual for me to fall asleep each night with a mushroom book in hand. (Don’t ask me how many mushroom books I have!!)

I have just completed some training provided by Wicklow Partnership and Leader funding for a Forest Bathing Certification and plan to share some of this practice on my walks as a stand alone practice or also to compliment the wild food and foraging walks.
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Bookings for this event will close at 00:00 on 24 Oct 2021

Forage Feast Ferment in a Wicklow Woodland 22nd May

Due to the success of the first Forage Feast Ferment we are happy to announce the next event which will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

Run in a beautiful forest setting, this is a perfect invitation to spend the day re-connecting with nature. Only 40 minutes from Dublin, 15 minutes from Wicklow town, yet it feels lifetimes away from the hectic-ness of city life.

Angie Kinsella and Courtney Tyler will offer a day’s retreat to meet other like-minded people, practice mindfulness in a natural setting, and an intro to foraging and food fermentation.

The morning will start off with coffees (would you prefer normal coffee or dandelion root?) and teas and a fun introduction followed by a walk in the woods identifying some wild and medicinal plants, trees or herbs that can also be used as a food.

A healthy meal will have been prepared in advance by Angie and Courtney that will feature some local, seasonal, fermented foods and drinks.

This will be followed by an introduction to food fermentation.  There will be samples to taste.

Everyone is welcome from the beginner to the experienced. What we enjoy about foraging, food and fermentation is that there is always much more to learn.

Please bring some comfortable walking shoes and wellies if needed. Warm and dry clothes to cater for Irish weather. Bring a notebook, a basket and yourself. The event will take place rain or shine!

If you have any food requirements allergies or intolerances, please let us know? We will do our best to cater to your needs.

Payment in full of €85 per person by the 15th May.

We offer a deal price of €150 per couple or if you bring a friend and book at the same time.

Early bird price of €75 each if paid in full before 7th May. Children under 12 are free, but must be booked in.

Book online here to pay in full https://www.hipsandhaws.com/product/forage-feast-ferment-22-may-2016-booking/

or pay the deposit to hold your place herehttps://www.hipsandhaws.com/product/deposit-for-forage-feast-ferment

or payment by PayPal to email address: hello@mayfly.ie

 

Any questions, contact:

Angie at: 086-358-1231

Or Courtney at: 086-376-4189

More exact details will follow closer to the date.
Here is the google maps link to show you where this will take place:


Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Courtney and Angie