FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are based in St. George, Bermuda. All programs meet on site, not at our office. Pre-registration is required.

Directions for all tours and classes are provided by email three days before the tour. In case of any changes, we will contact you 3 hours in advance.

Foraging for wild food have increased in popularity over the last few years, becoming a trendy activity for some and a complete lifestyle for others, as a result of rising awareness about eating organic and local fresh ingredients.

 

Foraging generally refers to searching, identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including herbs, plants, fruit, nuts, mushrooms or even shellfish. It’s all about cooking, preserving and eating healthy and nutritious food while understanding our natural environment.

 
Is foraging dangerous? Well yes. And no. Sometimes. Not really. But for some people, absolutely. What is dangerous? And how can you make wildcrafting safe? Here are a few ideas.
 

The greatest dangers in foraging are: 

 

Not paying attention

 

Collecting too quickly

Not knowing the toxic look-a-likes for safe plants

Not knowing the toxic and poisonous plants for the area you are in

Eating unripe or out of season foods

A poor sense of smell and taste, if you are lacking bring a friend with you who is better endowed

It is always better to know how to identify the various plants, its environment and also to learn from an expert.

The tasting & observation tours takes place at Bermuda’s Nature Reserves where it is not permissible to forage and lasts 1.5 hours. On the tasting and observation, we meet and taste edibles but don’t actually gather them. 

The foraging tour takes place in locations where foraging is permissible and lasts three hours. The foraging tour includes a cooking demo/tasting and several restaurant options.

We can’t always announce where we’re going sooner than a few days before because often, we don’t know. Like a snorkeling trip, we go where the conditions are best. If it threatens to rain, we may go someplace else.

Our tours run rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather and dress to be comfortable outside.

We can always find and enjoy at least a dozen edible wild foods even in rain and strong winds. In the event of severe weather (thunderstorms, etc), we may cancel a tour give registrants the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. If rain and temperatures below 55 degrees are predicted, registrants may request a refund up to 24 hours before the tour.

Yes, on our three hour foraging tour you will have the opportunity to taste various tasters made from the various edible plants.

We allow children of all ages to attend — and children under 5 are free — with the following three requirements:

• you are responsible for keeping a careful eye on your child throughout the tour.

• you must make it very clear to your child that they must not taste anything unless specifically instructed to do so.

• on public tours, caregivers must take children out of earshot if they are crying or otherwise disruptive to the group.

Please also note that, while not strenuous, most of our walks are not suitable for strollers.

Dogs are not permitted on our public tours but are welcome, with notice, on our private tours. If you are bringing a dog on a private tour, you must let us know in advance.

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