Events

Coastal Foraging

Thursday 3rd August 2017    1-4
Groomsport, Co. Down

This event is organised by Ulster Wildlife, looking at edible goodies down by the sea shore. Cost £10 per person. Please book, as numbers may be limited: http://www.ulsterwildlife.org/events/2017/08/03/coastal-foraging-groomsport?instance=0

 

Black Guillemot Nest-box Building Workshop

Wednesday 9th August 2017

1 – 3

Beach Road Nature Reserve, Whitehead, Co. Antrim

Free workshop where we will be making nest boxes to encourage Black Guillemots to nest along the coast. Just turn up, and see what we’re doing and give us a hand. Run by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Coastal Foraging

Sunday 13th August 2017

10am, Cushendall Beach, Co. Antrim

This event is organised by Ulster Wildlife, looking at what’s good to eat along the sea shore at Cushendall. Cost £10 per person. Please book, as numbers may be limited: http://www.ulsterwildlife.org/events/2017/08/13/coastal-foraging-cushendall?instance=0

Coastal Foraging

Thursday 17th August 2017 at 12

Rostrevor, Co. Down

This is a  “Love your Lough” event organised by Ulster Wildlife, looking at what’s good to eat along the sea shore at Rostrevor. Cost £10 per person. Please book, as numbers may be limited: http://www.ulsterwildlife.org/events/2017/08/17/coastal-foraging-rostrevor?instance=0

Open Day at Allotments in east Antrim.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 14th to 16th August 2017, 6 to 7:30.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is having open days at its allotments to encourage new and prospective allotmenteers to join up. There are plenty of places and the allotments are very cheap to rent. I will be there to demonstrate some of the things that can be done with allotment produce at this time of the year. The events are between 6 and 7.30 pm, and will be at Greenisland on 14th, Eden on 15th and Larne on 16th.

Foraging Walk

Brackfield Wood, near Claudy, Co. Londonderry

Saturday 19th August 2017, 2pm

This is a Woodland Trust event, with various activities going on from 11am. Please book for these free activities, although you are welcome to just come and visit and soak up the atmosphere and have a picnic. To book the foraging, go to: https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/walkstalksbrackfield4

Foraging Walks

in the Parks of South Belfast

Saturday 2nd September to Thursday 7th September

This is a series of six guided foraging walks by Dermot, in conjunction with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association and funded by Belfast City Council. No need to book, walks are free and just turn up at the allotted time and place. There should be plenty of choice from the various walks to suit most people.

Saturday 2nd September 2017, Ormeau Park, 10am and 2pm, meeting at the Ormeau Bridge gates.

Sunday 3rd September, Lagan Lands East, 10am and 2pm, meeting opposite the allotments on Annadale Avenue.

Tuesday 5th September at 10am, Lagan Meadows, meeting at the gates at the junction of Knightsbridge Park and Bladon Drive, Stranmillis.

Thursday 7th September at 2pm, Lagan Meadows, as above.

Coastal Foraging

Saturday 16th September 2017

1 pm, Carlingford, Co. Louth

This is a “Love your Lough” event organised by Ulster Wildlife, looking at what’s good to eat along the sea shore at Carlingford. Cost £10 per person. Please book, as numbers may be limited: http://www.ulsterwildlife.org/events/2017/09/16/coastal-foraging-carlingford?instance=0

Past Events

FUNGAL FORAY
Learmount Forest, Park, Co. Londonderry, Saturday 27th September
AUTUMN FORAGING WALKS
Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady, Sunday 21st September 2014
BLACKBERRIES AND APPLES FROM THE HEDGEROW
at the Arches, Randalstown, Saturday 20th September 2014
HEDGE FUN
Minnowburn, near Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast, Saturday 20th September
BLACKBERRIES ARE BEAUTIFUL
Sentry Hill, Newtonabbey, Thursday 18th September 2014
AUTUMN HEDGEROW FORAGE
Lagan Valley Regional Park, Sunday 14th September 2014
WORKSHOP AND FORAGING WALK FOR BLACKBERRIES
Eden Allotment Gardens, Carrickfergus, Saturday 13th September 2014
SAUCY SCAVENGING
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Sunday 31st August 2014
TWEE TWEED DOLLS
Moneyreagh Community Centre, Sunday 24th August
WILDLY WONDERFUL
Tullycarnet Community Centre, Sunday 17th August
FAMILY FUN DAY
Eden Allotments, Saturday 16th August
FABULOUSLY FRUITY – CRAFTY CANDLES
Belvoir Activity Centre, Sunday 10th August,
BERRY BLAST – WALK AND BAKE
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Shaw’s Bridge, Sunday 3rd August
JAM MAKING WORKSHOP
Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Saturday 2nd August 2014
WILDLIFE WALK
Jubilee Wood, Whitehead, Tuesday 29 July
WILDLIFE WALK
Bashfordsland Wood, Carrickfergus, Monday 28 July
CELEBRATION OF FOOD HERITAGE
Roe Valley Country Park, Saturday 26th July
APPLE DAY
Jubilee Wood Whitehead 22nd October 2016
FORAGING by BIKE
Comber Greenway 28th September 2016
CHUTNEY MAKING
Greenisland Allotments 26th November 2016
CHRISTMAS CAKES
Moneyneana 3rd December 2016
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Mossley Mill, 10th December 2016

FORAGING WALKS
Portglenone Forest, Saturday 22nd November 2014
Drumnaph Woodland, Maghera, Sunday 23rd November 2014
Downhill Forest, Coleraine, Saturday 29th November
Delamont Forest Park, Downpatrick, Sunday 30th November 2014
GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS, WREATH MAKING
Mossley Mill, Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Eden Community Centre, Carrickfergus, Saturday 11th December 2014
HEDGEROW HARVEST
Slieve Gulion Forest Park, Saturday 12th September 2015
BLACKBERRY PICKING AND JAM MAKING
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus, Sunday 13th September 2015
FORAGING AND SODA BREADS
Maven, Lisburn Road belfast, Tuesday 15th September 2015
FORAGING AND SODA BREAD
Sperrin Gateway Landscape Partnership, Draperstown, Co. Londonderry, 7th November 2015
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, 5th December 2015
CHRISTMAS CAKES
Draperstown, Co Londonderry, 11th December 2015
BIRDWATCHING
Glynn Railway Halt, Co. Antrim, 12th December 2015
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Ormeau Road, Belfast, 13th December 2015
St. BRIGID’S CROSSES
Moneyneena, Co Londonderry, 30th January 2016
WOODLAND FORAGE
Tollymore Forest Park, 30th April 2016
SPRINGTIME FORAGE WALK
Glenarm Nature Reserve, 7th May 2016
WILD GARLIC PESTO
Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena, 21st May 2016
SUMMER JAM MAKING
Moneyreagh, 21st May 2016
NEIGHBOURHOOD BIRDWATCH
Belfast Parks, 22-31st May 2016
WILD ABOUT FOOD
Glengormley and Larne, 4th and 11th June 2016

FORAGING WALK

Straidkilly Nature Reserve, 29th April 2017

FAMILY FUN DAY

Mossley Mill, 13th May 2017

WOODLAND WALK

Portglenone Forest, 27th May 2017

OPEN DAY

Cloughmills Community Gardens, 3rd June 2017

MARVELLOUS MARMALADE MAKING, Saturday 31st January 2015
Coltworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens
TASTE OF THE WILD, Sunday 19th April 2015,
Straidkilly Nature Reserve, Glenarm, Co. Antrim
FORAGING AT DOWNHILL, Downhill Forest, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry
Saturday 25th April 2015
NEIGHBOURHOOD BIRDWATCH in south Belfast Parks
May 24th to June 2nd, 2015
WOODLAND TRUST FUN DAY at Carnmoney, Newtownabbey
June 6th 2015
FORAGING WALK, Bashfordsland and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus
July 28th 2015
FIRST WORLS WAR THEMED FAMILY DAY, Bangor, Co Down
August 1st 2015
COASTAL FORAGING WALK, Dundrum, Co. Down
August 4th, 2015
COASTAL FORAGING WALK, Groomsport, Co. Down
August 6th, 2015
LOUGHS AGENCY OPEN DAY, Prehen, Derry
August 14th 2015
BIG FAMILY FUN DAY, Cloughmills, Co Antrim
August 15th 2015
FORAGING by BIKE, National Cycle Route, Belfast
March 8th 2016
FORAGING and NETTLE SOUP, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
March 12th 2016
WILD GARLIC PESTO
Rathcoole and Glas-na-bradan, 14th May 2016
LOVE DAIRY
Mallusk and Larne, 4th and 11th June 2016
SWIFT WALK
Larne, 16th June 2016
FORAGE WALK
Castlewellan, 12th July 2016
FORAGE WALK
Slieve Gullion 29th August 2016
FORAGE WALK
Devenish Partnership Enniskillen 3rd September 2016
FORAGE WALK
Castle Archdale, Fermanagh 4th September 2016
COASTAL FORAGE WALK
Cushendall 10th September 2016
FORAGING by CANOE
Lough Beg, 17th and 18th September 2016