Mid Western Foragers Training, August 11

Mid Western Foragers Training, August 11

10.00

This is a training workshop for budding foragers.

Sat 11 August - 10am-12:30pm

Quantity:
Join the workshop

This workshop is for people who have -or have access to- land and would like to learn the what and how of harvesting wild edible weeds for the restaurant and catering market in the city.

This workshop has been subsidised by the NSW Government via a grant from the Regional Partnerships scheme of Create NSW. See here for details>

This workshop is best suited for people who live around Mid Western NSW (Mudgee area) and would like to skill up in order to take part in a pilot program that wants to harvest, package and deliver wild edible plants to Sydney chefs.

The project has been devised by wildfood expert Diego Bonetto after many years experience in the catering industry.

 

WHAT WE WILL DO

We will gather in a location near Mudgee where Diego Bonetto will teach you what the chefs expect from a harvest. 
You will learn about:
Packaging
Handling
Storage
Organic Produce 

We will learn about the ten most desirable plants, how distribution will work, how much you will get for your harvest. 
We will also discuss scalability, and the exciting potential to grow the market from $300/month to $3000/month in the first year.

WHAT YOU WILL GET:

Each participant will get a booklet detailing 16 of the most common edibles of the region, with details and full-colour images, see below for a preview.
You will get all your question answered so that you can decide if you are interested in taking part in the pilot program.
You will also receive follow up material detailing the plants we will discuss on the day.

More workshops will be staged in the coming months looking at seasonal variability.
We will provide participants with some snacks and drinks on the day.

YOU:

Live in the Mid Western area
Are able to work
Are reliable
Are contactable
Either own or have access to land

TUTOR PROFILE

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. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers promoting a new understanding of what the environment has to offer. You see a weed, Diego sees food.

COMPANY PROFILE

Diego has been working with council and institutions to provide content for community engagement projects for over a decade. He has now established Wildfood Store, a registered company that offers foraging services and support for farmers, market gardeners and chefs. Please see here for the company website: wildfood.store
Diego has received a substantial amount of media including a Gardening Australia appearance, articles on Marie Claire, GQ Australia, SMH, and segments on ABC and SBS.
See here for a media review.

Please give Diego a call on 0411 293 178 if you have any questions or shoot him an email at info@diegobonetto.com

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 the booking onto someone else and let them know I will welcome them as much as I would welcome you.

WHEN:

Saturday August 11, 10am to 12:30pm

WHERE:

We will meet in Mudgee/Kandos area. Details closer to date sent to tickets holders.

COST:
$10ea, to cover for the book and light refreshment.
Please get in contact if you do not have the money but are still interested to come.

As part of the ticket, you will receive a complimentary copy of Wild Stories, a booklet detailing 16 of the most common species found in and around Sydney, with full-colour images for easy identification. See below for a preview:

Wild Stories
Wild Stories
a foraging guide
By Diego Bonetto
Photo book
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’m 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
I would like to acknowledge the original custodians of the land were this workshop will take place, and would like to pay my respect to elders past, present and future. May your wisdom thrive.