Wairarapa Foraging Workshop - Carterton.
Held in a friend's gorgeous edible garden situated in Carteton, Wairarapa. With half an acre packed full of vegetable gardens, fruit trees, a pond with ducks and chicken's, not to mention an historic villa, you'll love this workshop setting.
Join Felicity for a wander around the edges of the garden to learn about commonly found, wild, edible weeds. Build a relationship with a natural world that is overflowing with abundant, wild, edible, nutritious, medicinal plants. Learn their names & get to know them, along with folklore & stories from the past.
By the end of the workshop you will:
- understand the basic principles of foraging, including sustainable harvesting
- feel confident in identifying 10-15 wild edible plants
- know about their nutritional & medicinal benefits
- know about common toxic/dangerous plants to avoid when foraging
- know about the best ways to prepare your foraged greens for maximum nutritional benefit & flavor
- feel empowered to include foraged greens in your everyday diet
Walk away with hands on, practical skills & knowledge that you can use in your own life.
Investment includes hands on wild weed walk & discussion, cup of foraged herbal tea & wildly delicious foraged snack.
You might like to download my Foraging Guides before/after the workshop to keep for future reference. Click on 'Foraging Guides' for more info & to purchase.
Very relaxed and informative session, as a newbie to foraging i really enjoyed learning about some of the more common edible weeds. The workshop has given me the confidence to dive more into the wonderful world of foraging, and getting more in touch with the land. Highly recommend!!
When my friend Marian and I drove from Eastbourne "over the hill" to attend this Wairarapa workshop on 7 August, we weren't quite sure what it would entail. Well, it totally surpassed our expectations! Enjoyable and very informative. After a warm welcome by Felicity in the cosy workshop of New Forest School founder Hella Coenen, we set off on a wander outside. Over the next 2 hours, Felicity shared some of her extensive knowledge with us, showing us how to identify several commonly-occurring weeds and telling us about their culinary or medicinal uses. These plants included Lemonwood, watercress, dandelion, plantain, yarrow, chickweed, miner's lettuce, borage, puha, calendula, stinging nettle and dock. Afterwards, we gathered to sample Felicity's vibrant green chickweed pesto and a salad of miner's lettuce - both delicious! I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone interested in learning more about foraging in our local environment.
It was an amazing firaging workshop with Felicity. I am very much looking forward to going to the intermediate workshop!
It was over so quickly! I loved learning and tasting the weeds - and even better I took great joy in identifying 4 of them in a paddock later that day and feeling all knowledgable to a neighbour :)