Just for You! A Bespoke Foraging Workshop. Grab your friends & family and book your own private foraging workshop on a weekday. Minimum 6 people, preferable maximum 12 (can discuss more). Let's discuss and tailor it to suit your needs.
Suitable for beginners to advanced foragers and all ages, including school aged children. I can tailor the workshop to your groups needs and we can choose a date that suits you - weekdays preferable.
I prefer to host in my own, wild garden which is fully setup to cater for workshops, however we can discuss me coming to your place if needed (preferably around Kapiti, will consider Lower North Island - email first - travel charges will apply).
Step into nature to discover a world full of wild, edible plants. Focusing on abundant, delicious & nutritious edible weeds & commonly found plants, you’ll leave this workshop eager to forage in your own backyard & neighborhood.
We’ll take a wander around the gardens to find, identify, taste & discuss edible plants growing freely & abundantly. You will learn:
~ the basic principles of sustainable & ethical foraging & wild harvesting
~ the botanical names of plants as well as their multiple common names
~ how to confidently identify 10-20 wild plants, with lots of details about lookalikes & toxic plants to avoid
~ nutritional & medicinal properties of each plant, including how to prepare simple healing remedies at home
~ how to prepare each plant for maximum nutrition & flavor, we’ll discuss simple recipes & tips for cooking each plant
~ the folklore & hisotry of each plant, how our ancestors foraged for & ate what we now call ‘weeds’. Many of these fascinating & often funny stories help us to connect with the plants, our ancestors and allow us to remember each plant better.
You’ll leave feeling empowered with the knowledge needed to build better local food resilience & food security. You can skip going to the supermarket after this workshop, instead gathering your own wild greens for dinner.
We’ll start with a cup of herbal tea, and end the session by enjoying a wildly delicious snack made with seasonally available wild ingredients. This varies with the seasons but could include a wild salad, weedy pesto, pickled greens, a herb infused butter etc.
Class sizes are limited to allow lots of space for your questions.Minimum 6 participants, maximum 12, preferably weekday. Very limited weekend availability and at an extra cost.
Email to discuss available dates & times, currently Monday-Thursday (not Friday-Sunday).
Either book by clicking below & select the number of people attending, I'll be in touch to discuss dates, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please note that no refunds will be given for change of mind or your own calendar conflicts. If the workshop needs to be postponed due to (terrible) weather, we'll work together to find a new date. If the workshop is postponed due to alert level changes, I can refund in full, or postpone.
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