Foraging Workshop

Take a walk and discover the edible and medicinal plants in your surroundings


Diego Bonetto

Diego Bonetto

7k

2.5 hours 15 to 20 label $40


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To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that you try one of our online classes instead

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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly.

In this fun and informative workshop, which is perfect for beginners and those interested in the catering industry, you will learn from an expert forager about the most common species growing in your garden, along the green belts, parks and beaches. Find out how they have been used for food, craft, and natural remedies.

You will learn the what, where and how of collecting a meal from the land and sea. Find out about the most common plants and seaweeds and their uses from an Indigenous and cosmopolitan perspective. We will touch on issues of legal restrictions, ecology, and fragility of ecosystems, stewardship, and care for the ecologies around you.

Discover ways to safely harvest from the urban 'wild' and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals. Gain identification skills and get empowered by meeting, touching, smelling and even tasting the plants. This is a family-friendly workshop and a fantastic time to be out gaining plant knowledge and discovering all the possibilities of local wild food in Sydney.


Cancellation policy:
This is an all-weather event and we will cancel only in the case of heavy rain or strong winds, in which case we would issue a full refund or offer an alternative date for your bookings.


Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners!
 
What you'll get
You will be issued with a booklet detailing the most common edibles according to your area. You will also receive notes and follow up links so to progress with your own research.
 
What to bring
- Dress for the weather, bring a camera and notebook if you wish to retain the information.
- venturing on rock platforms for the seaside foraging workshop will depend on surf conditions
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.

Location

Your teacher can travel within 50km of Petersham

Your teacher
Diego Bonetto
Diego Bonetto

7k

Diego Bonetto is an artist, forager, speaker, keen naturalist and award-winning cultural worker based in Sydney. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers promoting a new understanding of what the environment has to offer.

His work enables convivial conversations around belonging, sustainability and agency. In other words, he offers an alternative for people to re-engage with their neighbourhoods, streets, footpaths and ecologies through edible adventures.

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