Detailed Class Descriptions 

Below are detailed descriptions of each class.

Class sizes are restricted to ensure quality of teaching. They always have been, and they always will be!

 Foraging & Wild Food Cookery Classes

Classes and foraging walks will take place on dates to be announced between May-Oct 2017.

Watch this space for details or alternatively please email me ( or ring me (0868899168) if you would like me to notify you when these dates have been confirmed.

Previous classes in 2016

Foraging Walk & Wild Food Cookery Class

Date: Sunday 12th June 10 am – 4.30 pm
Venues: The Herb Garden & Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, 
Naul, Co. Dublin.

Cost: €85 (including materials).

With Vivienne Campbell, herbalist and Denise Dunne, organic herb specialist

Foraged salad

Photo: a stunning foraged salad made from wild and cultivated edible flowers and leaves

“Really enjoyed the foraging walk and cookery class…Have learned so much and will endeavour to use my newfound knowledge” Class participant, Gorey, Sept 2016.

A walk and class to introduce you to how to add tasty and nutritious wild foods and herbs in to your diet.

The morning will comprise of a 2 ½  hour plant identification and foraging walk during which we will look at and harvest seasonal wild edible leaves, flowers, herbs, roots etc.

What we see will depend on the plants that are seasonally available but may include hawthorn flowers & leaves, elder flowers, sorrel, silverweed, wild roses, red & white clover flowers, chickweed, etc. This walk will take place in the beautiful, certified-organic garden of Denise Dunne’s ‘The Herb Garden’.

Chickweed pesto

Photo: Making chickweed pesto
In the afternoon Vivienne will demonstrate how to turn these wild plants in to tasty dishes and add them in to enhance the flavour and nutritional value of everyday meals. What we make will depend on what is available to forage for on the day but may include: hazelnut and sorrel pesto, elder flower cordial and fritters, foraged wild salad, zingy sorrel sauce (a great accompaniment to fish), chickweed pakora, wild rose petal syrup, wild herb vinegar etc.
The day will finish with a tasting session of all the dishes made during the class. Recipe sheets and recommended books are included.
Dandelion coffee 1

Photo: preparing dandelion root to roast in to coffee

  • How to easily include nourishing, tasty wild foods in to your diet.
  • Confident plant-identification: an essential skill for any forager.



  • The cost of this workshop (including materials used and herbal products to take home) is   €85 (including materials).
  • To book this event please contact  Vivienne on 0868899168, or book on-line using the booking system on this page.
  • Places are limited. Numbers of participants are always restricted to ensure quality of teaching.

To use the on-line booking system:

Click here to book and pay by credit/debit card. A pop up booking window will appear. Click on the date of the class i.e. 12th June. Click ‘Continue’. Fill out your name, phone & email address. Click the ‘Pay Now’ button to pay by card or Pay Pal. Just ring me if you have any problem 086 8899168.

These classes are aimed at adults. Please contact me if you are under 18 and want to book this class.

Cancellations & Refunds: Payment of the full fee is required in order to book your place. Cancellations: if a cancellation is received 2 weeks or more before the class then the full fee will be refunded. Refunds are not available for cancellations received 2 weeks or less before the class date. This is because class size is always restricted to ensure quality of teaching and because lots of preparation, high quality stock and time go in to running these classes!


Please dress for the weather: waterproofs and wellies if raining or sunscreen and sunhats if sunny. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking around the garden along grass paths.


There will be a 1 hour lunch break.
You can buy lunch in the café of the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre


Please dress for the weather: waterproofs and wellies if raining or sunscreen and sunhats if sunny. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking around the garden (the garden is paved, not muddy).

Wild rose

Photo: a wild rose (the petals of Rosa spp. are edible)