East Berkshire Group hosted the 2017 meeting on 25th November at Holyport War Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green, Holyport SL6 2NA. The programme for the day was:
10:30am: A choice of two walks of between about 4 and 6 miles from the hall.
12:30pm: Lunch in the hall (bring your own picnic - tea, coffee etc. available - alternatively there are pubs nearby) and an opportunity to look at displays about the other Berkshire groups and their activities, and to chat with other members
3:00pm: A talk by Robin Harford entitled “Walking With Plants: A Wild Edible Journey Through The Landscape”
Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist and has spent over a decade travelling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in human culture. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, and Europe. He writes:- “Plants are the foundation of human culture. Without them, humans would simply not exist.”
During his 45-60 minute presentation Robin will take you on a journey through the edible landscapes of Britain. His plant stories reveal the forgotten history of Britain’s botanical heritage. Weaving folklore, anecdotes, personal experience and history, he reveals the amazing world of wild plants in a way that will enchant and delight the listener. Be prepared for a journey down the Green Path that will forever transform your walks in the wild.
Robin Harford is the creator of Eatweeds.co.uk which is considered to be the UK’s leading wild food foraging site, and has been running foraging courses since 2008. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit organization that connects people, plants and healers around the world.
Wednesday 21 February 2018Starting at 10:30A leisurely 4 mile / 6.4 km walk
Wednesday 21 February 2018Starting at 10:15A leisurely 4 mile / 6.4 km walk
Wednesday 21 February 2018Starting at 10:15A moderate 6.5 mile / 10.5 km walk
Thursday 22 February 2018Starting at 10:30A leisurely 6.3 mile / 10.1 km walk
Thursday 22 February 2018Starting at 09:30A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Saturday 24 February 2018Starting at 10:00A moderate 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Starting at 10:30A leisurely 5 mile / 8 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Starting at 10:30A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Meeting at 09:15, Starting at 10:00A leisurely 5.5 mile / 8.9 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Meeting at 09:10, Starting at 10:00A moderate 11 mile / 17.7 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Starting at 10:00A moderate 9.5 mile / 15.3 km walk
Sunday 25 February 2018Starting at 10:15A moderate 4 mile / 6.4 km walk
Thursday 29 March 2018 at 19:00Social
Friday 15 June 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018Other