It’s nearly harvest time! Would you like to discover the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and garlic? Join horticulture graduate Vincent Sheehy for a guided foraging walk along Powerscourt River Walk. Normally reserved exclusively for Powerscourt annual members, the river walk offers natural, unspoilt beauty and this is a great opportunity for members of the public to visit this tranquil, hidden gem.
According to The Irish Times “Sheehy can spot chickweed and sorrel across a crowded field the way some people can spot designer labels.” On September 29th at 11am, Vincent will give a guided walk at Powerscourt River Walk where you can learn how to:
Grow your plant knowledge and learn how to identify plants
Learn when is the best time to forage for wild plants
How to use and cook with wild plants at home
Foraging for wild foods was once a way of life for generations long past. It has the ability to reawaken something inherent that connects us with nature and our landscape. Getting out to woodlands or seashores with friends and family is a great way to spend time and if you can satisfy your appetite while doing so, even better! Foraging adds extra letters to a cook’s alphabet of ingredients, providing a richer vocabulary with which we can enjoy food. Come along and learn about this primeval custom to help renew an old relationship. Bring with you a curious mind and enjoy!
Vincent Sheehy is a horticulture graduate from University College Dublin. From a farming background in County Meath, Vincent grew up with a strong appreciation of the countryside. Vincent has spent time foraging on Søren Wiuff’s farm in Copenhagen which is helping create a new type of Nordic food culture. He is currently supplying a number of Irish venues including the Greenhouse Restaurant in Stephens’ Green with wild plants such as wood sorrel, sea purslane and mallow flowers.
Venue: Powerscourt River Walk, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
Contact Details: W: www.powerscourt.ie/events T: (01) 204 6000
Date and Time: 29th September 11am, meet at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion at 10.45am
Cost: Event is free of charge and no booking is required.
We look forward to seeing you there!