How do you engage with belonging in a country of foreigners?
How does it feel to engage with sorrow and guilt, while the society around you seems to live in denial.
Why care for land should be an imperative for all, young and old, born here or anywhere.
Do you care to ask yourself those questions?
This Friday, just in time for the day of the dead, we might dig dirt>>
As part of my involvement with the Big FAG Press collective I just production Managed and hung an exhibition of senior artist John Demos. It is good. Read on>>
In May 2015 for TEDx Sydney, a group of forward thinkers and environmental conscious producers were mustered to provide for 2.5k people at the Opera House. This video tells you how and why>>
An article on the Sydney Morning Herald about the crave for foraging knowledge and a recording of a presentation about Art and Power. What's the link? Read on>
A scarred tree is what is left from the traditional practices of Aboriginal Australians to collect bark for making vessels and canoes. I recently visited the tree that donated the bark for a canoe we built in 2011. They are both fine, tree and canoe. See the video of the making here>
Grove is a new online magazine about sustainability and surprising ways to make ethical decisions fun.
Here's a video interview with 4 foragers in Sydney, looking at why, where and how urban foraging can happen.
Follow Grove here>> www.grove-mag.com
"You see weed, I see food." Here's a look behind the scenes of our ambitious team harvesting weeds to serve to 2.5k guests at the Sydney Opera House this Thursday when #TEDxSydney celebrates the forgotten, ugly, and unexpected #RebelFoods.
We will provide rebellious weeds to the 2.5k guest of TEDx Sydney this year. Will you want to help out with harvesting an infestation or two on May 18 -19? Join the Rambling Harvest here, to be part of this hilarious project, or get in contact if you'd like your weedy patch to be dealt with.
Two free edible and medicinal weeds workshops coming up. One thanks to the Green Living Centre, bookings here, and the other thanks to Ku Ring Gai Council, bookings here.
Mushrooms foraging in the pine forest can be great fun, if you know what you're doing.
Here's a short overview of some of the edible and not so edible mushrooms you can find when the season is on. Some are great food, some makes for great pictures, other makes for striking visuals.
If you'd like to learn more jump on board one of our bus tours this season, details and bookings here>
The rain is here and the mushrooms season has started. Jump on board for a daylong workshop in the state forest. Learn how to safely harvest edible mushrooms. Empower yourself with knowledge and have fun in the process. Details and bookings here>
Diego Bonetto report back from a conference attended on Monday 30 March at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney: Chemfree weed control. Diego presented Wild Food Map as a platform to spread knowledge around edible plants and in an indirect way prevent people from using poison on potential food and medicine.
Short segment about urban foraging with Diego Bonetto as wild food expert, Florent Meredith as plant ecologist Aaron Teece as chef. Full transcript here>
Great article on Central Magazine about current set of events as part of Spectrum Now. Join the frenzy and eat your weeds!
Full story here>>
Brazil cherries are out. Common garden and street planting, they are now in season in northern NSW/ S.E. Queensland. Eugenia uniflora > sharp, big seeds, and free. Check http://wildfood.in and search for it on the map.
There's a search bar too..
Year of the Goat is here, and to celebrate we offer a series of FREE TOURS. First one is in Singleton, NSW and the second in Leichhardt, NSW.
Come to learn about edible weeds and how to safely harvest the nature's bounty.
First in best dressed.
Peace, harmony and tranquillity to you all, happy new year.
goat image by https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheamrow/ :)
3 dining and boozing events coming up as part of Spectrum Now festival>> March 11, 21 and 29
Free wild edibles workshop in Singleton, along the Hunter River, Feb 28, 10>12am
Short video of talk about edible weeds to Nowra students at Bundanon Trust.
Image of a dandelion flower, as it comes out of the rabble of a demolished site. Cosmopolitan plants renown for its medicinal property, edibility and ecological services. Part of Wild Food Map