In conversation with Mark Cocker at the Grant Arms Wildlife Authors festival, March 2018. Photo: Nick Wilcox-Brown

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 /

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

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With Nick Baker and Debbie Tann at the ‘Passion for the Planet’ event organised by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust, June 2018.