Introduction to Foraging with Jenny Boylan

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Introduction to Foraging with Jenny Boylan

Join us for a short workshop designed for beginner foragers. It provides a solid foundation to start foraging.

By Sonairte - the National Ecology Centre

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 12 Aug 2023 10:30 - 11:30 IST


Sonairte - the National Ecology Centre The Ninch A92 D9XH Laytown Ireland

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Foraging for food is our heritage and is one of the best ways we can engage with nature. But why forage now? Research shows that wild plants are far higher in nutrients than commercially grown plants and are far better for our micro-biome, so our immune systems benefit too. Beyond this, foraging is a truly enjoyable way to spend time in nature.

This is a short workshop, around 45 mins, and is designed for beginner foragers. It provides a solid foundation to start foraging and will show participants where to forage, what they might find, what to bring, and how to safely identify, harvest and eat the plants.

We will walk around the beautiful grounds of Sonairte in Laytown, Co. Meath, identifying Springs’s wild, edible plants and talking about their histories in our food and medicine culture. I will also be providing samples of foraged foods for participants to try.

If you’ve thought about experimenting with wild foods, but you don’t know how to start, this workshop is definitely for you.

Jenny is a forager, wildcrafter, apprentice herbalist, and author of The Beginner Forager’s Calendar. Having grown up on a farm in Co Louth she has a lifelong love of nature but only began to develop knowledge of wild plants while living in Palestine, where traditional practices of gathering and eating seasonal wild plants and working with them for medicine are still strong. This living tradition deeply inspired a return to plants in Ireland and a commitment to sharing that knowledge with others and especially with people who are just starting out on their foraging journeys.


Sonairte reserves the right to cancel the event if minimum attendance is not met or changes in health regulations relating to COVID-19.

Tickets can be purchased at the Sonairte Eco Shop or at the Eventbrite link below.

The ticket price is 15 euros ( one child (5+yrs) allowed free of charge)

Please include your phone number and email address while booking the ticket so that we may contact you if the course schedule changes or is updated

Refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation minus a small Eventbrite fee.

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