17 Sep 2021
09:00 — 11:00
Join artist Emma Smith and forager and author Rachel Lambert to explore historical and present day foraging in Mount’s Bay. Learn about the submerged forest in the bay and the species our ancestors might have foraged here, alongside an exploration into the edible species along this coastline today.
Ever wondered what plants and seaweeds are edible? Or what our ancestors ate before they started cultivating roots and grains? Discover answers to these questions and so much more in this 2-hour leisurely exploration. Learn about; traditional and sustainable ways of harvesting seaweeds and coastal plants and the abundance of micro-nutrients and exciting flavours around us. Tasters will be provided (combined with additional cultivated ingredients).
Your host: Emma Smith is an international award-winning artist. Her project Gwelen is a new artwork commissioned for Mount’s Bay Coastal Footpath.
Your guide: Rachel Lambert lives in Penzance and has been teaching foraging for 14 years and is an award-winning author on wild food and cooking in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
What to wear: Please wear footwear suitable around rock pools and shallow water, walking on sand and paths. Please check the forecast on the day and dress accordingly.
Meet: The beach side of Godolphin Arms (on the beach with the Godolphin arms to your back)
What to bring: Anything and everything for your comfort (drink, layers, water, personal medication), pair of scissors, something to collect small amounts of seaweed in.
Tasters: Please advise on any allergies or dietary requirements on booking
FREE, but booking essential as places are limited
Gwelen is part of the EXPERIENCE project, which promotes experiential tourism and sustainable economic growth during October to March. Cornwall’s funding will support activities that encourage a sustainable cultural tourism approach. Connecting visitors with the distinct historical, geographical and cultural assets of the local area. It aims to leave a positive impact for the community and visitors alike.
Due to run until June 2023, the project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme under the Natural and Cultural Heritage funding category.