We can’t think of a better way to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful spring weather we’re having than heading to The Knapp nature reserve in Sidmouth for an al fresco cook-up of wild, fresh ingredients. Led by Chris Holland, the evening event will teach guests about the many medicinal and practical benefits of a minimum of 15 different plants, before sampling the goods in a delicious spring stir-fry.
The Knapp Community Nature Reserve in Sidmouth, East Devon, boasts panoramic views across the green countryside and the sea beyond. Ideal for families, The Knapp reserve includes many child-friendly amenities such as a meadow, woodland and orchard, perfect for a spring/summer picnic. The reserve, spread over 3.4 hectares of land, houses many creatures and insects including dragonflies to congregate around the pond, and badgers who forage in the orchard. The land and soil here are rich, making it the perfect location for this spring forage and cook-up. The animals love the fruits of the forest, so why can’t us humans?
The pleasant springtime event will be led by nature expert Chris Holland. His reputation proceeds him, and he is a renowned and respected figure in the fields of nature connection and creative outdoor learning for schools, families, and UK businesses. Aside from his expertise in nature, Chris is also a keen digeridoo player, author of ‘I Love My World’, established photographer and most recently, is working on a project connecting music and nature connection.
All you have to do is bring something comfy to sit on and prepare to have your knowledge of the benefits of eating plants enriched, before being served a delicious meal featuring the plants that have been explored and foraged for. Bon appetit!
April 18, 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
The Knapp Local Nature Reserve, Station Road, Sidmouth, (nearest postcode) EX10 8NZ
Tickets cost £30 per adult, £5 per child. Book yours at eastdevon.gov.uk