Seaside foraging workshop, October 23

Seaside foraging workshop, October 23

from 40.00

Learn the what, where and how of wild food at the beach.

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Ever walked along the coastline and wondered about all of those plants, seaweed and seafood?
Are they edible? How do you harvest them? How do you positively identify them? Are you allowed to collect them?

Join Sydney forager Diego Bonetto and wild food expert Oliver Brown on a 3 hour workshop learning the what, where and how of collecting a meal from the seashore.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from two of Sydney’s most knowledgeable people when it comes to sourcing food from the land and sea.

Oliver is an archaeologist with an obsession with where food comes from and how it gets to the table. This has made him enough of a forager, fisher, hunter, gardener, beekeeper and cook to take on the challenge of going for a year living on wild and homegrown food with just ten other ingredients allowed into the kitchen. All while keeping up the office day job and family life in suburban Sydney.

Check the work of Oliver on his website Fat of the Land and Sea and this feature on ABC's Gardening Australia.

Diego is an edible weed advocate renowned 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.

Check a media review of Diego's works here>

We will take a walk from Gordons Bay to Clovelly's northern headland (Shark Point) and learn about the most common edible seaweeds, coastal wild food, seaside plants and their uses from an indigenous and cosmopolitan perspective.
We will touch on issues of legal restrictions, ecology and fragility of ecosystems, stewardship and care for the land and sea.

This is an informative workshop designed to empower people with identification skills. Participants will receive material on the day and follow up links so to progress with their own research. The knowledge is old and widespread and this learning experience will empower participants by giving them possibility to meet, touch, smell and even taste the plants.  Always eat in small amounts as a start.

This is a family and pet-friendly stroll by the sea. Dress for the weather and bring your camera and notebook if you wish to retain the information. Venturing onto the rock platform can be slippery and will depend on wave conditions.

As part of the workshop, you will be issued with a booklet detailing the most common edibles of the Sydney Basin and notes on edible seaweeds. You will also receive follow up information about the plants we actually talk about in the workshop.

 WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 9:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE: Meet at the bus shelter at the end of Clovelly Road.

Cancellation policy: This is an all-weather event and will be cancelled 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, and pay my respect to elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.