Now, for the intricacies: TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Disclaimer: Foraging poses a number of risks to the individual, especially that of wrongly identifying a wild food. Some plants are deadly poisonous while others have toxic lookalikes; it is the individual’s responsibility to take care when foraging, and to understand that there may even be individual allergic reactions towards certain wild edible plants. It is advised to never eat any wild food unless you are 110% certain of its identity and even then you must proceed with the utmost caution.
By entering and reading the content of this site, you acknowledge the above statement and accept that Richard Mawby (owner of Forage Frolics) will not be held liable for any injury, allergic reaction, or death as a result from ingesting, or exposure to any wild food described on this or any corresponding websites/documentation as well as taught in any session. A declaration form MUST be read and signed prior to the session.
Despite Richard’s extensive knowledge, he does not claim to know the edibility of every plant in existence. As with this nature of interest, there is always something new to learn. Richard will instruct based upon the knowledge he possesses of which is subject to change as his mental database expands.
1) Bookings: In order to secure your booking, Forage Frolics require a 50% deposit (for group payments) or full payment (for group but especially individual payments) in advance of the date booked. 25% of the course fee is non-refundable.
Cancellations: Cancellations must be acknowledged in written format either by letter or email. Depending on the time of cancellation in relation to your booked session, your refund will vary in amount; 30 days or more = full refund minus the 25% non-refundable fee, 14-29 days 50% of session fee, 7-14 days 25% of session fee, and less than 7 days no refund will be given.
Unforeseen circumstance: If for any reason Forage Frolics is forced to cancel the booked session due to unforeseen circumstances/events such as, but not limited to, unsafe weather conditions, then you will be entitled to 1. A full refund including the 25% non-refundable fee or 2. The opportunity to rebook on a date that suits both you and Forage Frolics. No extra compensation will be given.
2) On the day: All participants must consider the safety and wellbeing of other members in the group and therefore must act accordingly and responsibly. Any adverse behaviour deemed unsuitable, dangerous, or abusive; a warning will be issued to the individual and even dismissal from the session at the discretion of Richard Mawby. In such an event, no refund will be issued and Forage Frolics will not be held liable for any resulting losses.
Belongings: Due to the nature of the course, Forage Frolics holds no responsibility over any damage to personal belongings, or loss of items, including but not limited to: dirtied/torn clothes, lost/damaged mobile phones.
Session start: Session commences when Richard begins the short introductory briefing. Any participants, who arrive late and miss the briefing and/or do not have a signed declaration form, will not be permitted to join the session and will receive no refund.
3) Website: Any information on this website is subject to change at any time without notice. Richard will not be held liable for any misleading information, or incorrect grammar, typing errors and so on and so forth. Information may be posted about plants, or other topics; this is general information; Richard makes no representation or warranties of any kind in relation to the completeness or accuracy of the content. Richard (Forage Frolics) accepts no liability of any kind for any losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly from using this website.
4) Insurance: Forage Frolics (Richard Mawby), is fully covered for public liability.
Forage Frolics is owned by Richard Mawby and is a sole trading business. If you require an address for any written correspondence please see the details below: