The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Food Part 1: Finding It

Saturday 29 April

See the Workshop report here

Now that the dome is up, the stove is lit, and the toilet arrangements are sorted, our thoughts naturally turn to food. What will we eat in the future, once the lorries have stopped coming, and Big Sainsbury’s is just a technicolour memory?

This first food workshop is all about the path of least resistance: what can we rustle up in the immediate vicinity of The Clearing?

The workshop will begin with an open discussion of what our options are (nuts, herbs, fruit, deer, squirrels, fish, rats) and the pros and cons of each (protein, effort, guilt, danger). Then local forager John Noble will lead a foraging walk in the grounds of Compton Verney, to introduce easy-to-identify edibles, and rustle up a salad or two.

After a shared lunch, Tom James will run his Rabbit Catching Workshop, to show you how to make snares from old pc cables, and how to set them. Note: no rabbits will be harmed in the making of this workshop (Tom will be using a toy rabbit he got off Amazon).

DATE: Saturday 29th April.
TIME: 11am – 4pm. Foraging walk departs 11.15am. Shared lunch at 1ish.
BRING: Stout footwear, food to share, a salvaged plastic bag, any old phone chargers you’ve got lying around.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult and £5 per child. This includes admission to the grounds. To book a place, click here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.