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Plants as Foraged Food and Medicine with Dr Patrick Harding

6 July @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Plants as foraged Food and Medicine with Dr Patrick Harding

Spend a day at Creswell Crags, with expert Dr Patrick Harding, learning about wild plants that can be safely foraged for food, and the uses of plants as medicine in the past and present.

A day of two halves. Concentrating on edible plants and fungi that we can forage for in the morning, while in the afternoon we will look at plants that have been, and still are being, used for their medicinal properties. Illustrated talks, book displays, and two forays outside to see what we can find!

Dr Patrick Harding is celebrating 50 years as a lecturer – he still teaches for both Oxford and Cambridge universities but mostly enjoys enthusing adults and bringing some humour into his teaching.

Tea, coffee, and water will be available on arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.

Parking is available on site at £4 for the whole day. Creswell Crags is also accessible by public transport – buses and trains both go to Creswell village, from where it is a 20 minute walk to the Visitor Centre.

The Visitor Centre is fully accessible and it is also possible for people with mobility issues to access the outdoor areas. However, as a walk into the gorge is planned, please do let us know if you have an access issue you would like us to make adjustments for.

Please dress approrpriately for the weather, as part of this course will take place outdoors. This includes wearing suitable shoes for countryside paths that can be muddy in wet weather.

Lunch is not provided. However, there is an onsite cafe and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

This day school is aimed at an adult audience. It is not suitable for children.

For further information, please call 01909 720378 or email


Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge
Crags Road, Welbeck
Creswell, S80 3LH GB
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