Following its success in 2019, Scotland’s LEADER-funded Foraging Fortnight will make a return in 2020 with an even bigger and better itinerary!
A programme packed with guided foraging walks, talks, workshops and cookery demonstrations will help to showcase the benefits of the wild plants growing all around us and has been designed for all ages.
Five regions of Scotland will be getting involved to offer everything from foraging for your own pizza in the Forth Valley to seaweed foraging in Fife.
Other events will include papermaking from natural materials, wildflower
identification workshops, and seashore and woodland outings.
“Foraging was, until recent years, an integral part of Scottish life, something for the whole family to enjoy,” says Wendy Barrie of Foraging Fortnight.
“In other countries, it’s still part of mainstream culture.”
“The health benefits are particularly important. Going outdoors to reconnect with nature and the seasons is proven to improve both mental wellbeing and physical health.
“After a hugely successful festival in 2019, we are very much looking forward to Foraging Fortnight in 2020.”
Foraging Fortnight takes place across the Scottish mainland regions in the Spring, from 2-17 May, and in Orkney in the Autumn, from 29 August to 13 September.
The full programme will be announced in early March.
Find out more on the Foraging Fortnight website.