Herbs, Foraging and Edible Flowers with JB & Richard 29th June

Herbs, Foraging and Edible Flowers with JB & Richard 29th June

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Join us for a delightful journey into the world of herbs, responsible foraging and edible flowers with Richard and JB on this one day experience at GROW HQ. This course is suitable for all skill levels, whether you're passionate about sustainable living, eager to experiment with new flavours, or simply love spending time outdoors, we promise you a really enjoyable day of learning.

By the end of this course, you'll leave with a lots of of newfound skills and confidence. From mastering the art of sowing, growing, and harvesting herbs and edible flowers, to seamlessly incorporating them into your culinary creations, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to elevate your cooking to new heights. Additionally, you'll gain a deep understanding of responsible foraging practices, empowering you to explore and gather nature's treasures with mindfulness and care. 


After you've enjoyed a welcome scone and tea or coffee, you'll explore the lush garden areas of GROW HQ, with Richard, discovering a variety of in-season herbs and edible flowers which thrive in the Irish climate. From aromatic Mediterranean herbs to resilient north European varieties, you'll gain hands-on experience in bed preparation, sowing, planting, and harvesting under the guidance of our head grower, Richard.

For lunch, you'll enjoy a delicious plot-to-plate mezze lunch overlooking the HQ Gardens. Our award-winning zero waste café serves local, organic, seasonal food. The fresh produce grown at GROW HQ is complimented by the finest local meat, poultry, fish and cheese. When using our homegrown food, the distance from plot to plate is 112 steps (yes, we’ve counted!). The garden team grow it, the kitchen team cook it, and you will eat it on the day!


In this herbs, edible flowers and foraging masterclass, you'll delve into the art of foraging and discover how to harness the abundance of your garden's by-products to create culinary delights. From transforming surplus herbs into flavorful herb salts, to concocting refreshing herb cordials that tantalise the taste buds, JB will guide you through every step of the process. Embrace the ethos of zero waste as you learn to make the most of every ingredient, unlocking new dimensions of flavor and sustainability in your kitchen. 

About Our Head Grower, Richard Mee:
Richard started growing at only 3 years old with his dad and since then has accumulated over 40 years of growing experience. He studied for a BSc in Horticulture at Reading University and an MSc in Organic Farming at the Scottish Agricultural College. In addition to the UK and Ireland, Richard has grown veg all over the world, including Central America and Africa.

Cancellation Policy
We operate a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking at least 48 hours prior to event you will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the date will not be refunded. 

Please advise us of any dietary requirements and allergens when booking (email: allen@giy.ie) - we are unable to change the menu on the day.

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