Foraging with Fergus the Forager

Canterbury and Coast, Kent

Fergus the forager, as he calls himself, provides unusual and absorbing days of foraging, which usually last for a very full 12 or 13 hours. Habitats for foraging include woodland, field, river and seashore.

Lunch and dinner are created on an open fire from foraged foods on the day, and are both three course meals.  Participants get a tasty drink and pickle to take home, samples of pre-prepared wild foods throughout the day and information guides. 

Reviews of this one-day course are exclamatory, and Fergus’ blog is certainly worth a browse, to glimpse into the mind of a very experimental forager.


Fergus Drennan is a wild food experimentalist and educator, runs regular full day total immersion foraging courses for the general public and privately, he has written regularly on wild food and foraging for BBC Countryfile Magazine, The Ecologist, Country Kitchen, Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine, as well as contributing and/or featuring in many other magazines including most national newspapers. In addition he made a TV programme, The Roadkill Chef, for Jamie Oliver’s production company, exploring some more extreme food alternatives. He regularly appears on radio and television talking about wild food. Currently he is researching wild food and foraging in all its multiple aspects as he prepares to spend a year living entirely on what he can forage: The Year-Long 100% Wild Food Experiment., and is raising funds to do this.


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