The Seasons Workshop: Celebrating Autumn

16/09/2022

This all day workshop led food specialist by Charlotte Maberly is an opportunity to consider the value of Autumn as it unfolds, we will spend time in the Floors Walled Garden and surrounding woodland, tasting, listening, and learning how to respond to signs of seasonal change.


Although we might joke about the constant rain, Scotland is a place that still experiences distinct seasons. But with strawberries available in the supermarket all year-round, fewer reasons to venture beyond our homes, and the option to jet-off to sunnier climes mid-winter, have the seasons become irrelevant?

This all day workshop led food specialist by Charlotte Maberly is an opportunity to consider the value of Autumn as it unfolds, and why seasonal rhythms might enhance your own life.

In this celebration of Autumn, we will spend time in the Floors Walled Garden and surrounding woodland, tasting, listening, and learning how to respond to signs of seasonal change.

This immersive, hands-on session will include:
  • Autumnal food traditions from the garden and the wild.
  • How to preserve the harvest for the winter.
  • Using seasonal flavours to warm the body, create cosiness in the home and maintain health into the darker months.
  • The ways autumn has been celebrated in folklore, traditions, art and music.
  • Skills and crafts that use the colours, textures and materials of autumn.
  • Patterns and changes to observe in the garden, in nature, and in yourself.
  • Seasonally inspired mindfulness techniques.
  • A delicious lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches.
Charlotte Maberly is a gastronomist and co-founder of the UK’s first MSc Gastronomy. Via her company, Food Connects, she creates food-inspired experiences that explore the connections between people, place and nature. She works across the UK & Europe with individuals, schools, businesses and destinations and is thrilled to be collaborating with the Floors Walled Garden to produce this series of workshops.

 

Please dress appropriately for the weather and email [email protected] with any special dietary requirements at least 48 hours in advance.

 

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