FORAGING AND PHILOSOPHY WEEKEND, EXMOOR, 28-30 JUNE

Feed your mind and body on the Idler Academy’s Foraging and Philosophy weekend.


Your hosts will be Tom Hodgkinson and Victoria Hull, and the weekend takes place at their Exmoor farmhouse.


Over the course of the weekend, you will learn how to forage on beach, moor, hedgerow and woodland with expert Lucia Stuart. You will learn how to identify and also how to prepare and cook wild plants, seaweeds, shellfish and flowers.


During the weekend we will also discuss philosophy and learn about the Epicureans with author Dr Mark Vernon.


We will feast, sing and reflect on the big question: how to live. We will teach you how to bake bread. You will eat well and think well. There will also be the opportunity to sleep a lot.

As well as foraged ingredients, you will sample local Devon cheeses, meats and preserves. And beer.


The house is situated on the spectacular cliffs on the north coast of Devon, close to Woody Bay (pictured).

£325 includes VAT and all talks, cookery lessons, foraging trips, information sheets, exercise book, pencil, two dinners, two lunches, coffee, tea, cakes, signed copy of Tom Hodgkinson’s Brave Old World and a welcoming cocktail.

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