Interested in learning to delve into the daunting world of foraging for wild mushrooms? There is a fantastic array of wild fungi in Ireland.
Here’s an invitation for you for to spend time in the wild Wicklow hills, woodlands and hedgerows to forage for mushrooms and wild food and remember our lost heritage and connection to the fungal kingdom.
“Courtney has a friendly, engaging manner and can break up this comprehensive subject into concise and entertaining bite sizes to help you begin the journey to a greater knowledge and connection to foraging for the abundance of wild mushrooms in Ireland.”
In some of her events you will find a selection of edible species that will sometimes be cooked up and enjoyed together at the end of the day. In other events you will wildcraft your foraged wild finds into a preserved food or medicine. There are various formats to the offerings so be sure to read the listings carefully, as they can each be diverse.
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/
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.
She 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 with 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.
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 mushroom 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.
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, Fumbally Stables EAT:ITH, Body & Soul 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.”
You can book into her events at this link: https://hipsandhawswildcrafts.clr.events/