Inner West Foraging Workshop, Nov 25

Inner West Foraging Workshop, Nov 25

from 25.00

Sun 25 November - 10am-12:30pm

Join the workshop

Learn about the most common species growing in your garden, along the green belts and in parks and reserves. Find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies. Discover ways to safely harvest from the urban 'wild' and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals. This is a family, wheelchair and pet-friendly stroll in the park, dress for the weather bring camera and notebook if you wish to retain the information.

This is a winter workshop, and we will see the amazing variety of species that love the colder months of the year. We will discover and talk about 15 to 20 plants including: dandelion, chickweed, flickweed, wild sorrel, wood sorrel, rambling dock, african olives, cats ear, warrigal greens and the wonderful plantain.

All guest will be issued with a booklet detailing 20 of the most common species to take home with you, see below for a preview:

Wild Stories
Wild Stories
a foraging guide
By Diego Bonetto
Photo book

Tempe Station Carpark
Richardson Crescent
Tempe, NSW 2044

Sunday 25 November, 10am to 12:30ish

CONTACT DETAILS: Diego 0411 293 178 info[at]

Diego is an environmental educator, who seeks out wild plants for food and medicine that are available freely within our suburbs. He is a story teller who brings back information that was common knowledge many years ago. Some of the weeds Diego talks about are wild fennel, green amaranth, dandelion, and farmers friends (cobblers pegs).

This was a truly wonderful experience. Diego is extremely knowledgeable, tells lovely stories that connect the present landscape to its indigenous past, present and historical land use, medicine and cooking and his own Italian childhood. All done in such a respectful and inclusive manner. We munched on native and introduced plants and I felt more earthed and embedded in my local area because of it. Highly recommended.
— Lyn, 2018
Wow I am still reeling in the feeling of Saturday’s walk, Diego is an excellent teacher, engager and entertainer.
I walked along the Cooks river yesterday evening and spotted many of the ‘weeds’ we got to know the day before abundantly growing and winking “I’m good to eat, I can change your world” at me.
Thank you all so much for the opportunity and I loved meeting so many great locals, what a cool community we have!
— Sarah, 2017
Thanks again for a wonderful morning spent foraging in the park! I really enjoyed the workshop and learnt so many fascinating things about “weeds”!  Already I am finding myself looking at my surroundings with different eyes.
— Beverley, 2015

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 would like to acknowledge the original custodians of the land were this workshop will take place, the Cadigal-Wangal people of the Eora nation, and would like to pay my respect to elders past, present and future. May your wisdom thrive.