Foraging for Food & Art
Saturday 23 September, 10am–2pm
Join local horticulturist Martin Conyers and Wiltshire artist Jo Beal on a delightful autumnal foraging adventure.
The day will start with a community walk around Holywell Orchard, a short distance from Kingshill House. It will be led by Martin Conyers, Founder of Wild Acres Community Project, an experienced forager and land skills practitioner. The session will discuss the varied flora and fauna of this much loved but often overseen local wild area with a particular emphasis on edible plants. There will be frequent stops and opportunities for discussion including plant identification and exploring the artistic dimensions of the surrounding nature as well as opportunities for children to become involved in basic plant identification and foraging.
The walk will last approximately one hour and will be on mostly level ground so is suitable to those with mobility issues. After the walk, you'll will return to Kingshill House for lunch which will include herbs gathered during the walk.
Following lunch participants will be invited to create an artistic map collage led by an art journalling artist Jo Beal. The college will have been inspired by the observations made during the walk and the participants will use the items gathered as part of the walk to create an art journalling memory of the day which they can then take home with them.
This event is suitable for everyone, including families. Children under 14 years go free.