This event is being organised in conjunction with Vale Courses Adult Learning

The Garden Forager

Garden forager with border“The Garden Forager” a beautifully illustrated guide to foraging in your own back garden.

More and more cooks are discovering the joy of using natural, foraged ingredients, and, you don’t have to go rootling in hedgerows or woodlands to find them. “The Garden Forager” explores over 40 of the UK’s most popular garden plants that have culinary and medicinal properties, accompanied by recipes, and remedies and interesting facts.

Illustrated throughout with exquisite watercolours, “The Garden Forager” redefines how we look at our gardens and unleashes the unknown potential of everyday plants for anyone interested in gardening, cooking or foraging.

Saturday 6th June 2015

The Author / Adele Nozedar

adele Adele Nozedar has enjoyed a varied career, spanning TV presentation, being in a cult indie band, running highly-successful record labels (both independent and major) and a PR company, exhibiting her photography, writing soundtracks, and being owner/manager of a remote residential recording studio.

Her wide-ranging passions are reflected in her books, which include The Hedgerow Handbook (2012), The Signs and Symbols Sourcebook (2011), The Secret Language of Birds (2006), and The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans (2013).

Adele hopes that what we learn about the plants included in her book will enhance both our cooking and our gardening, as well as contributing to our general health and well-being.

Adele plans to take her audience on a walk around the Old Hall gardens before talking about the potential of everyday plants that are accessible to us all.

Foraging Fun at Old Hall

The audience accompanied Adele on a walk around the gardens and they found that foraging for edible plants was an enlightening and fun experience –she soon had them nibbling hostas and tasting wild garlic seeds – delicious! Adele was delighted with the many discoveries she found in the grounds of Old Hall and gardeners Betty Alden and Linda Osborne were agreeably surprised with the edible treats that they and their fellow volunteers have been nurturing, unknown to them, for many years.

Having established a great rapport with her audience Adele then gave a most enjoyable presentation about her books The Garden Forager and its companion book The Hedgerow Handbook. The audience was impressed with Adele’s vast knowledge and her passion to “spread the word” – this was a highly entertaining event and there can be no doubt that Adele’s enthusiasm and her articulate presentation will have made several converts to the joy of using natural, foraged ingredients for everyday cooking.

An appreciation of Adele’s friendly personality and a very professional presentation was reflected in the brisk sale of her books which she signed whilst the audience was treated to tea and cakes!
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