Wild vegetables and horta hunting as a way of life
How easy is it to get hooked on ground elder quiche or dandelion omelette! How your body can just crave for a wild green smoothie, dandelion salad, nettle pesto or stew. How the perky dark violet spires of the rosebay willowherb, or wild asparagus, provoke the same kind of reaction in horta hunters as summer’s first strawberries or new potatoes in most of us.
We devoted horta hunters aim to help ordinary people to bring edible wild plants into their daily lives. We teach how to find, recognise, pick and preserve wild greens easily, and how exciting it is to use them in cooking.
Nature is a source of delicacies and well-being for us horta hunters. Nature takes care of us, pampers and nourishes. Horta hunting is a way of life. Horta is such delicious, therapeutic food that it will heal your wounds and improve your health. Horta hunters understand that nature nurtures us holistically and restoratively.
Finland is very generous to nature loving visitors or immigrants: you are all invited together with the locals to pick horta, even on private lands, if it does not disturb houses. The environment is incredibly pure, the day is amazingly long (it can be sunny 3 a.m. in June) and the terrain is easy for hiking – and so beautiful that it is half the enjoyment when picking wild greens.
Tailored courses in English
We organize tailor made courses for companies, language schools etc.
Please, call +358 40 556 8880 / Jouko Kivimetsä or email us for the offer jouko (at) hortoilu.fi