Welcome to Gathering Natures online courses

It's your time to learn. Foraging and herbal recipes and stacks of information.

We have worked together to create online courses but it is more than you completing a course you will learn through the seasons and we'll send you a kit each season so you can recreate some of the recipes in the course.

We are building a community and we're inviting you to join us.


Learn throughout the seasons or for a whole year.

In an exciting set of online courses created by Natasha Lloyd and Rachel Simmons of Gathering Nature.


Find out more about plants in their environment. What properties they have and what dangers they can hold.

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Discover recipes and learn to recreate them at home with us sending you some of the ingredients required.

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Create your own cocktail components and learn the basics of mixology using foraged plants.


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Dates for 2020/2021

Winter                 28th November - 23rd January

Early Spring       30th January - 13th March

Late Spring        20th March - 1st May

Early Summer   15th May - 26th June

Late Summer    10th July - 21st August

Autumn              11th September  - 23rd October


How you will learn

  • Recorded webinars
  • Recipe storyboard and videos
  • Marked Assignments
  • Plant monographs inc audio
  • End of module fun quiz
  • Live Webinars
  • Completed course certificate
  • Access to course whats app group



Natasha, thanks for including us in your walk today. We had a splendid time and learned a great deal. Armed with enthusiasm and the information you so graciously shared with us, I am ready to embark on a new, in depth phase of my own foraging and gathering career. The treats that you created and shared with us were invigorating and nourishing. We came back to The Auld Manse energized and happy. You are the reason life is so special. Rock it girl!

Rick and Nancy McClish

It was so insightful to spend the afternoon foraging with Natasha...a mind full of green knowledge. To discover what the land has to offer, literally in the doorstep of The Fife Arms, was truly wonderful. The beauty and purity of the surroundings made the experience so perfect...as if that wasn't enough, Natasha is such a rare person to spend time with, so gentle and patient, her love of plants is contagious.


Nicola Sacher

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There only forty places on each course so we can have regular and attentive communication with you throughout the courses.

Gain access to us on a weekly basis.