28 May – The Surrey County Show
The Surrey County Show brings the countryside and rural life into the heart of Guildford, with animals, food and drink, entertainment and rural crafts. I’ll be appearing in the Food Theatre – more details soon!
Stoke Park, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1TU / 8.30am – 5pm / MORE INFO
28 June – A Passion for the Planet with Nick Baker
What will it take to save our wild and wonderful world? Join Nick Baker and guests for a panel discussion to explore what’s at stake and why it’s time to go wild. Guests include Debbie Tann, Dominic Couzens, Sir Ghillean Prance, Charlie Burrell and me! Organised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
Lyndhurst Community Centre, New Forest / 7pm – 10pm / MORE INFO
7-8 July – Garden Museum Literary Festival
The world’s only festival dedicated to writing inspired by gardens has travelled from garden to garden across Britain, but this year – for one time only – will take place in London, to celebrate the reopened Museum and gardens.
Garden Museum, London / 10.30am – 5.30pm / MORE INFO
26-29 July – Port Eliot Festival
Celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world in this little corner of Cornwall. I’ll be demonstrating and signing books! More details soon.
St Germans, Cornwall / MORE INFO
17 August – Birdfair 2018
A highlight of every nature lover’s year, I’ll be talking about foraging wild food at this year’s British Birdwatching Fair on Friday 17th August at 12.15. This year, all proceeds from the fair will be supporting the new Ansenuza National Park in Argentina, the fifth largest salt lake in the world and home to almost a million flamingos and other shorebirds.
Rutland Water, Leicestershire / MORE INFO
25-27 August – England’s Medieval Festival
Step back in time and enjoy entertainment for the whole family at the UK’s largest medieval festival! Includes jousting, music, dance, markets, food, drink and a medieval banquet. I’ll be talking and signing books!
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex / MORE INFO
15 September – Workshop: Wild Food in Autumn
A beginner’s guide to foraging wild food in autumn, as the days grow colder and the hedgerow becomes heavy with fruit. Throughout the day we will explore the farm, finding edible plants and learning more about the wide variety of species available to eat in Britain. The course also includes making our own lunch and transforming our foraged discoveries into something tasty to take home. Suitable for vegetarians.
Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire / 10am-4pm / BOOK HERE
20 September – Talk: Food You Can Forage
Following the release of my first book Food You Can Forage (Bloomsbury) early in March, I’ll be talking about what a fantastic hobby foraging can be for families and amateur naturalists, including a few beginner plants, samples and recipes.
Petersfield Museum & Flora Twort Gallery, Hampshire / firstname.lastname@example.org
7 October – Guildford Book Festival: Guided Walk at Hatchlands
A guided walk through the beautiful Hatchlands estate managed by National Trust, to see what wild edible plants and berries are available this autumn. I’ll also be bringing a couple of samples to taste! More information to follow.
Hatchlands Park, Surrey / 12.30-1.30pm / MORE INFO
21 October – Dorchester Literary Festival
The Dorchester Literary Festival is a prestigious annual event in a county town with a strong literary legacy, with patrons and supporters including Tracy Chevalier, Julian Fellowes, Minette Walters and Kate Adie. I’ll be talking about foraging, answering questions and signing books.
Dorchester, Dorset / 2pm / MORE INFO