Join us for a day of discovery at FSC Amersham, looking at what the woods have in store. We will be searching for the edible wild foods to be found all around us and learning how to safely and sustainably forage wild plants in our beautiful woodlands.
Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Tutor: Chris FordChris Ford has worked in environmental education for 15 years, working at in the London Region at Juniper Hall and Bushy Park and at the Blencathra Centre in the Lake District National Park. He is now working for the RSPB on the Suffolk Coast at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve and continuing to share his love for the natural world from wildflowers to wading birds and invertebrates to interesting fungus. When he isn’t working Chris is often out on his bike or out in the garden but always with an eye out for anything interesting that might be spotted nearby.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were developed by NEF (the New Economics Foundation). The Five Ways to Wellbeing have been used across the UK since their launch in 2008. This provides a common language for FSC to communicate our contribution to Wellbeing.
Learning about urban and natural environments.
A shared experience. Developing new or better relationships in the outdoors. Seeing others in a different way and meeting new people.
Being outdoors in the fresh air, walking and doing practical activity from ecological surveys to adventure activities or conservation.
Being in the natural environment with opportunities for awe and wonder from the smallest creatures to the largest landscapes.
Working together in groups, learning ecological skills and contributing to our sustainable Centres.