Forage in Fife: Monimail, 14 April 1-4pm
SWHA members will be meeting at the Monimail Tower Project in Fife on the morning of Sunday 14th April, then Monimail will open its doors at 1pm for a wild food lunch and a forage walk in the woods.
Lunch: Expect nettle soup and wild garlic!
The forage walk:
We'll start with a brief discussion. A chance to introduce ourselves - what foraging and plant ID experience does the group already have? Then a quick run through the basics: safety, etiquette and sustainability. The walk itself will be easy going, but possibly a bit muddy. Bring comfy outdoor clothing, and maybe a small basket, bag or plastic tub to collect a few leaves. If you have a pocket plant ID book or a suitable app, bring that too.
Back at base we'll de-brief with a cup of tea (foraged options available!). There will be copies of the Scottish Wild Mushroom Code and other sustainable harvesting guides on display, a selection of foraging books to browse, and literature from the Scottish Wild Harvests Association, including the Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests.
Donations: We're asking for donations of £10 (£5 concessions). If you can't afford to make a donation, come anyway. If you can afford to offer more, it will be gratefully received and put to good use - to cover the costs of providing the food and the space, plus hopefully a bit towards hiring leaders for other forage events at Monimail. This time SWHA is sharing expertise for free, as a thank-you for having a lovely place where we can meet, and in support of Monimail Tower Project's charitable aims.
Getting to Monimail:
The address is Monimail Tower, Monimail, Cupar, Fife, KY15 7RJ. There's a moderate amount of parking on site, but if you're coming by car do car-share if you can. The X54 bus between Dundee and Edinburgh stops at Letham, 15 minutes' walk from Monimail. The nearest train station is Ladybank, 4.5 miles away (Google maps gives a 3.8 mile walking/cycling route). From Ladybank, take the X54 bus or the no.64 bus brings you within about 10 minutes' walk of the Tower, the X54 takes you within 15 minutes' walk. Travelinescotland and Google maps give more information.