Events

Big Community Plant Out

Saturday 18th November 2017

11 am to 2 pm

Ahoghill New Park

at Ahoghill Community Centre,

Cardonaghy Rd, Ahoghill, Co. Antrim

Join Mid and East Antrim Council for a big community plant out and plant your very own tree!
To launch Tree Week celebrations come and plant a native hedge full of winter berries, great food and shelter for our birds and bees!
You can also build robin bird boxes, bee homes and enjoy beelicious hedgerow food and drink.

Dermot will be there to “show and tell” about foraging, letting you taste some of his delicious hedgerow jams and chutneys and maybe sharing a recipe or two.

This is a free, drop in event. For further information, call T: 028 9335 8231.

Wreath Making

Saturday 25th November 2017

11 am to 1 pm

Dixon Park

Larne, Co. Antrim

Free event
Make your very own wreath from all natural materials, take it home and hang it in pride of place! No experience needed!
All materials provided.
For further information, call T: 028 9335 8231.

Courtesy of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Celebrate the Christmas Hedgerow
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead, Co. Antrim
11am – 2pm


Hedgerows can provide nesting and foraging opportunities for bees and birds!
Find out more about how to look after our hedgerows at this fun, family event.
Learn the ancient skill of hedgelaying and enjoy other activities including building nest boxes and homes for bees, and enjoying beelicious hedgerow food and drink.

Dermot will be there to share information on foraging, and will be bringing along some of his hedgerow jams and chutneys to taste.


For further information, call T: 028 9335 8231.

Free event, courtesy of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

WREATH MAKING

at Christmas Craft and Food Fair
Saturday 16th December 2017
St. John’s Church Hall, 374-378 Ormeau Road, Belfast
2pm -4pm

Another chance to join Dermot in making wreaths from natural material. Cost £5, as this is a fundraiser for L’Arche Belfast. This event last year was a great success, and the calibre of goodies on sale was superb. Keep in touch with the event by following L’Arche Belfast’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/larchebelfast/

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

COASTAL FORAGING

Groomsport, Cushendall and Rostrevor, August 2017

FORAGING WALK

Brackfield, Co L’derry 19th August 2017