Myrtle Cooper

About The Teacher

Myrtle Cooper, a wild edible plant specialist, is passionate about connecting people with the powerful and playful art of foraging. She runs wild food walks, courses and hands on WildCrafting sessions and specialises in facilitating a sensory and immersive approach to meeting plants.

Myrtle has a background in working with sustainable food systems and ecological behaviour change, and, following a call to the wild edges, began teaching foraging in 2014. Myrtle holds an MSc in Ecological Food Systems and Sustainable Food Production from Schumacher College and a BA in Psychology.

Myrtle brings an eclectic range of knowledge and influence from years of plant work, Social & Eco Psychology, Phenomenology, Permaculture, and creatively adapts teaching grounded in working with wild plants for food but encompassing wild edible plants experiences that facilitate wellbeing, playfulness and creativity, and connecting us back with the natural world.


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Life is but a dream.

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