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Events at Gortbrac Organic Farm

Foraging Events Tralee

GortBrac Organic Farm & Eco Cabins have some cool events coming up including:

  • 11 October: Mushroom Foraging with Jonathan Spazzi
    Learn how to identify, find and cook wild mushrooms; includes a talk and foraging walk through local woods
  • 18 October: Natural Cosmetics with Vivienne Campbell
    Natural cosmetics are easy and enjoyable to make when you know how. Items such as lip balm, moisturisers, bath bombs and face scrubs can easily be made at home in your own kitchen. This practical course will show you how. Come along and pamper yourself and learn how to make gorgeous, natural products for yourself and loved ones!
  • 08 November: Seaweed Harvesting and Cooking with John Fitzgerald
    Learn how identify, sustainably harvest and cook seaweed; includes a talk, 10 course taster lunch, seashore foraging trip, seaweed bath pack and seaweed garden fertiliser!

Contact Cathy Eastman (085 7782289) to book places or for more details or check out their events page here >>
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Wild Mushroom Foraging Course

Wild Mushroom Hunts with Mary White

There is something deeply satisfying about going into a beautiful wood looking for wild mushrooms .The combination of trees, undergrowth and stillness combined with the thrill of discovering some delicious edible fungi or getting to know some of the fantastic varieties that live in our broadleaf or coniferous woods appeals to us.
Whether it is the brightly coloured Fly Agarics of our childhood stories or the combination of can I eat it? or will it make me sick? makes us want to know more about these fascinating species.

hedgehog-fungus
Hedgehog Fungus

On Saturday September 28th we will host our first Mushroom Hunt and then on Saturday October 5th we will hold a second Wild Mushroom Hunt in the lovely woods of the Blackstairs.
Cost per person is €50 per person plus €5 booking fee which includes all snacks, refreshments and a delicious organic lunch plus the opportunity to learn the names of some of our commonest mushrooms . Hopefully we will find some edibles, Ceps and Chanterelles which we will cook up after our Mushroom Hunt .
Please bring a basket, boots and a coat in case the weather is cold or wet.
Boletus Edulis
Beautiful Boletus Edulis or Cep

As this is one of our most popular events, please do book in good time as places are limited.

  • Start Time 10.30.
  • Meet at the Old Rectory, Killedmond for an introductory chat plus light refreshments then off into the woods to see what we can find.
  • We will come back to lunch and then name all we find and cook up the edible ones.
  • We finish at 4.30.
  • Map to Meeting Point:  View Map Here >>

We look forward to seeing you soon. Booking is essential
Saturday September 28th Mushroom Hunt:
€55 (inc Booking Fee)
Saturday October 5th Mushroom Hunt: This event is now FULL.
€55 (inc Booking Fee)