Eastern Suburbs Foraging Workshop, Sept 22

Eastern Suburbs Foraging Workshop, Sept 22

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Take a walk in the park and discover the edible and medicinal plants living around you. 

Sun 22 September - 10am

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Wild edibles identification workshop
- the art of foraging.

You will never look at weeds in the same way again after taking part in this workshop.

Join wild food expert Diego Bonetto on a 2.5 hours stroll in the park and learn about the most common edible and medicinal plants that surround us all.

This workshop will give insights on the abundance of edibles at the Spring equinox. Typical species we will talk about include: chickweed, dandelion, sowthistle, ironweed, flatweed, farmers friends, mallow, mulberries and peppercress.

Diego is an edible weeds advocate based in Sydney, most famous for his offering of urban foraging workshops. Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us.

Take a walk in the park and discover the abundance of native and non native edibles to be found underfoot. You will learn local stories of plant resilience woven with cultural trivia, migrant perspectives and native wisdom. We will discuss the role weeds play in repairing and building soil and you will find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies. Most importantly, you will discover ways to safely harvest from the urban wild and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.
This workshop has been organised in consultation with the Centennial Parklands Education Team and is designed to provide participants with solid skills on plant identification, re-learning old stories while paying respect to public and ancient resources.

Each participant will receive a booklet detailing 16 of the most common wild edibles of Sydney.

People can come on the day with samples of weedy plants they have in their garden for possible ID


WHERE:
Departing from outside Queens Park Kitchen
Darley Rd, Queens Park
NSW 2031

WHEN:
Sunday 22 September, 10am to 12:30

CONTACT DETAILS: Diego 0411 293 178 info[at]diegobonetto.com


Hi, I just wanted to thank Diego for a wonderful 2 hours on Saturday. He was so entertaining and so knowledgeable - I enjoyed the time immensely and would love Centennial parklands to pass on my thanks to him please. 
— Claire, 2019
Hi Diego,
Thank you again for such an interesting and enjoyable morning! My brain was sparking over and over, I loved the combination of practical knowledge about how to identify and use the plants, and your unpacking of the political/ethical/contextual dimensions of foraging...
Food for thought.
— Cleo, 2019
Thank you so much, Diego, for your storytelling, knowledge and good humour .you have made it easy to remember. We really enjoyed spending time today learning about this country and the plants that live with us. I am fired up to learn more and try some new tastes.
Thank you for giving back some lost culture and we entirely agree that whatever resources we have would be better used than destroyed.
I will recommend you to everyone.
— Sarah and Greg 2018

Cancellation policy: This is an all-weather event and we will cancel only in the case of heavy rain or strong wind, in which case we would issue a full refund or offer an alternative date for your bookings.
No Refund Policy: Due to the nature of the event we will not issue any refunds for unused tickets sold. Please make sure you are available to attend before you finalise your booking. If by any unforeseen circumstances you can no longer participate you can pass on the booking onto someone else and let them know I will welcome them as much as I would welcome you.

I acknowledge the original custodians of the land where this workshop will take place, the Cadigal people of the Eora nation, and pay my respect to elders past, present and future. May your wisdom thrive and guide us.