Inner West Foraging Workshop, November 16

Inner West Foraging Workshop, November 16

from 25.00

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

Saturday 16 November - 10am

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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 a camera and notebook if you wish to retain the information.

Did you know that the world has over 50 000 edible plants? And yet just three of them - rice, maize and wheat -  provide 60 per cent of the world's food energy intake. (Food and Agriculture Organisation)

Plant for a Future goes further, stating that fewer than 20 species now provide 90% of our food. (see here>)

Ready to diversify?

We will start from the carpark at Tempe Station at 10am and loop back there at around 12:30pm.

Tempe Station Carpark
Richardson Crescent
Tempe, NSW 2044

Saturday 16 November, 10am-12:30pm

CONTACT DETAILSDiego 0411 293 178 info[at]

Participants will receive a complementary booklet detailing some of the species encountered. See below for a preview:

FINE PRINT: This is an all weather event. We will only cancel the outing in case of heavy rain or strong gusty winds, via email and phone 2 days before the date, offering a spot on another tour or a full refund if you prefer. 
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 the booking onto someone else and let them know I will welcome them as much as I would welcome you.

Typical species that we would cover and learn how to positively ID are:
African olives, Amaranth, Brassica species., Farmers friend, Dandelion, Fat hen, Flatweed, Mallow, Nasturtium, Mulberry, Scurvy weed, Sowthistle, Warrigal greens, Wood sorrel and many more

Image by Joel Werner

Image by Joel Werner

I have made an observation about what I have learned from you. By introducing the dimension of the different tastes of the different plants into my experience I am relating to my environment in a totally different and much richer way.  When I walk into my backyard I no longer see different shaped green things, I am distinguishing between plants by look and taste.
Thank you for giving me those eyes.

Nigel 2014

Thank you so very much Diego!  It was such a pleasure to meet you and I really enjoyed the workshop.  I loved it so much I am going to tell lots of people about it.  Very informative and very fun!
Thanks for sharing these resources and thanks for opening my eyes to the world of weeds :)

Kate, 2015

I really enjoyed your terrific workshop in Pennant Hills yesterday. I really like your quirky presentation style - very engaging, really interesting information and some very powerful messages underneath. I also really appreciated the way you valued and made use of the people in the group.
I learned a lot and got inspired to start eating farmer's friend among other things. Thank you :)

Jen 2016

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.