Parmesan, greater plantain seed & wild fennel pastries. https://t.co/lwsjnkc0Nw
In March this year, we officially became incorporated into a Community Interest Company. Although we've long worked to a set of social enterprise ethics and good practice, putting profits back into the communities in which we work, we now have the legal status to help us attract funding and investment. This will hopefully enable us to bring more of what we do to those who may benefit from it the most. Keeping the ethos of what we do alive in these communities - and long inspire our local children and their families.
In 2015 we won an Appetite for Change Award through Unltd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. The award was to enable The Family Foraging Kitchen to begin our social enterprise project Free Food Forever, a wild food and cookery course for low income families and individuals struggling to afford fresh food in Cornwall. This free course teaches foraging skills and wild food cookery classes that revolutionise how local people eat and source their own food. Interested people wishing to apply for the course in 2017 should call or email The Family Foraging Kitchen to ensure their place can be booked and to receive an application form via email or by post. Course attendees must be low income (on a household income of 17k or below) to qualify. Application forms are avaliable as an online download here. Simply fill out and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families in Plymouth will benefit from free foraging courses thanks to investment delivered by Soup, the crowdfunding business event from GAIN at Plymouth University.
Social enterprise The Family Foraging Kitchen won against three other investment-hungry businesses at yesterday’s (May 10) event, which was sponsored by Francis Clark.
The investment secured through Soup will enable The Family Foraging Kitchen to run a series of free events to teach low income families in Plymouth how to collect and cook with free, wild food. To read more:
In 2013 we raised the funds through an online Kickstarter Campaign to purchase a mobile wild food space. The purpose of this was to bring wild food into communities, schools, colleges, charities, festivals and events - teaching our ethos that you really can find Free Food Forever.
We are based on the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall. You can choose from hedgerow walks with stunning sea views, coastal walks that finish on the wonderful Cornish shoreline, woodland walks and even discover what's hidden in the wild urban landscapes of our nearest city, just across the water - Plymouth. We range in price from our popular monthly wild food walks (with a cookery class using the wild produce we've collected at the end also included!) for just £20 an adult and children go free. Bespoke private walks can be arranged at any time (and location of your choosing) - and we also offer exciting packages tailored for honeymooners and corporate team building days etc (please see the relevant pages on this site!). We also run courses in traditional countryside crafts - such as bee keeping, willow weaving and working with wild game.
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