This course is created for people who want to learn about foraging for wild plants, for wild edibles and medicinal use. Many plants are covered that you should be able to find in your back garden or in a near by park. This course will ground you in good collection practice and mean that you can find wild food and medicine where ever you are on the planet. Thomas has 20 years of experience both in teaching and using wild plants for food and medicine. Foraging wild food is great fun and a pursuit for all the family. Wild food has a great deal more nutritional value, minerals, vitamins and anti oxidants than even organic foods. So expect a vitality boost, and if you collect regularly it will save you money too.
This introductory lecture covers essential information for plant collection. Hazards to avoid and methods to help you enjoy safe foraging.
In this video we look at foods that can be found in most places on the earth where life is sustainable.
This lecture starts our journey in to foraging for wild herbs, you will be able to identify several common herbs and be able to use them as food and medicine.
The third edible plants forage expands further the number of species covered.
Part one of the edible trees video shows that there are foods and medicines to be found amongst the trees, some you may have encountered and others that might surprise you.
Part two adds several more trees to be able to identify and make good use of.
In this section we look at how to dig up two very sought after roots, delicious.
In this section we look at a number of different wild cooking methods not just for plants, and ideas for drying wild foods.
Thomas Schorr-kon established his survival school Trackways in 1995 and has inspired and taught many hundreds of people from all ages and backgrounds, individuals, families, schools and businesses. With 19 years of teaching experience he presents his teaching on line for the first time.
These courses are about discovering the skills that make us feel at home on the Earth, they awaken a strong innate nature connection and open our lives to the adventure of the great outdoors.
Thomas Schorr-kon’s survival school was the first survival school in the U. K. to offer a year course teaching the full spectrum of skills required for survival living. Trackways was also the first to offer these skills to families with the creation of the family camp in 2000. Trackways has inspired and mentored many other teachers and inspired the creation of six other survival schools to date.
Thomas has trained with the renowned Medicine Tracker Tom Brown Jr. over the past 20 years, returning regularly to the Tracker school to continue his training. Thomas was previously involved in teaching Ancient English woodland crafts from 1992. He has also travelled widely and trained with indigenous people and other medicine teachers. Through extensive personal training and research he has developed a deep understanding for the full spectrum of skills associated with Earth living. He has also trained as a martial artist since the age of 8. “The approach that is taught is one of moving towards oneness with nature. To ultimately be able to survive with no modern tools or equipment”.