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Course Outline 

This creative and fun course is for those who would enjoy spending a day in the stunning Plumpton College ancient woodlands cooking up a creative feast enhanced with locally foraged ingredients.  Learn all about local edible plants and campfire cooking skills to share with family, friends or in Forest Schools. The focus is to help you and others reconnect with the outdoors through traditional knowledge and the beauty and richness of nature.

Course content 

The day will cover finding and identifying some local ingredients to use in creating a range of seasoned breads cooked over a fire. Working with what is in season in the woodlands we will decide on the best cooking delights, it could be jams, jellies, fritters or a range of drinks.

This is day will give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful woodlands, meet new and interesting people, learn some native plants and develop cooking skills that have been used to nourished hungry folk for thousands of years.

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:


Dates & Location:

21st April 2021 

9:30 - 15:30

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

If you are unable to attend the above dates or the date you would like to attend is full please register your interest here.


1 Day 




Facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive if you are planning to undertake your Forest School qualifications and professional development. 

The estate covers over 800 hectares of stunning countryside including four inspiring Ancient Woodland sites, an area of coniferous woodland and beautiful SSSI grasslands of the South Downs. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for skill, knowledge and creativity. 

Indoors we have the expertise and experience of the Forest School training staff, supported by the expertise of the supporting departs of Forestry, Countryside, Game Keeping and Adventure Education delivered in our modern well equipped classrooms and workshops. In summary there is no better place to study Forest School qualifications. 

Future Opportunities

You can also choose to attend our other workshop courses with us. Other workshops are planned throughout the year. 

Spoon carving

Woodland Metalsmithing

Willow weaving

Fleece and wool workshop

Woodland Natural Dyeing

Working with Ropes and Knots   

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