Western Sydney Foraging Workshop, March 9

Western Sydney Foraging Workshop, March 9

from 25.00

Take a walk in the park and discover the edible and medicinal plants that grow around you. Learn about folk knowledge, traditional uses and current debates about weeds and their uses.

Saturday 9 March - 10am

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Three generations ago people from all over the world knew how to positively identify edible and medicinal plants in their surroundings. The wide spread knowledge of how to cure and feed yourself from the environment has been slowly replaced by industrial agriculture and supermarket alienation. Join renowned wild edibles expert Diego Bonetto on a two hours introduction that would start the process of getting the knowledge back. 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.

To some plantain, dandelion, chickweed and sow-thistle are a nuisance, to others they are a delicious salad and a seasonal treat. Participants will be issued with a complementary booklet detailing the most common species.

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 widespread and old and this learning experience will empower participants by giving the possibility to meet, touch, smell and even taste the plants.  Always eat in small amounts as a start.

Typical plants that we will learn at this time of the year are: dandelions, flatweed, farmers friend, wood sorrel, fleabane, rambling dock, mallow, iron weed, mat rush, purslane and more.

This is a family and pet friendly stroll in the park. Dress for the weather and bring camera and notebook if you wish to retain the information.

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 offer an alternative date for your bookings.

Not refundable, but transferrable. Please ensure you can attend the workshop before finalising the booking. If you can no longer attend you can offer the ticket to someone else and let us know the contact details.

WHEN:
Saturday 9 March, 10am to 12:30pm

WHERE:
Meet at 10am at the entrance of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

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

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

As seen on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS tv, ABC tv and more. See here for a media preview>


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.