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Winter Urban Foraging Workshop - Learn To Forage For Edibles

When:

Sun 22 Aug 2021, 1:30pm–3:30pm

Where: Homegrown Botanica's Garden, 9 Leinster Avenue, Raumati, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: homegrownbotanica

Join Felicity (seasoned forager & folk herbalist) for a wander around her magical wild garden to learn about commonly found, wild, edible weeds.

The garden is packed full of fruit, vege, medicinal herbs, berries, natives, wildflowers, spring bulbs etc. Many wild weeds are springing up, creating quite a magical garden space, overflowing with food, beauty & wonder.

Step into this magical wonderland, as we wander around discussing all the edible weeds which you very likely have growing in your own backyard or local neighbourhood.

By the end of the workshop you will:
- understand the basic principles of foraging, including sustainable harvesting
- feel confident in identifying 10-15 wild edible plants
- know about their nutritional & medicinal benefits
- know about common toxic/dangerous plants to avoid when foraging
- know about the best ways to prepare your foraged greens for maximum nutritional benefit & flavour
- feel empowered to include foraged greens in your everyday diet

Walk away with hands-on, practical skills & knowledge that you can use in your own life.
Investment of $65 includes wild weed walk & discussion, a cup of herbal tea & a foraged wild taster, which varies with the seasons.

Secure your place on the website. Places limited, first in first served.

To find out more about Felicity & Homegrown Botanica follow on Facebook & Instagram @homegrownbotanica & visit the online shop.

Reviews From Past Workshop Participants:
Felicity was a knowledgeable guide on how to find, collect, and eat 'weeds'. Most valuable to me was the key identifying features so we could be sure what we were gathering was the real deal, and what was the most likely things they could be confused with. It was helpful to hear the stories about the plants to help the knowledge stick. There was a scrumptious salad to eat at the end, and I could feel my body crying 'I can feel this doing me good!' as I ate. So good!

Felicity has a lovely way about her that made all of the participants comfortable about asking questions. Recommend attending if you feel you need some hand-holding to feel brave enough to eat something not from the garden or shop. I'm hoping she'll do another with different plants so I can expand my knowledge. Jackie

Highly recommend any budding weed eaters attend Felicity's foraging workshops, held in her fabulous garden, see, touch taste and gain knowledge on the nutritional value of each weed, whilst learning what to avoid. Felicity is a wealth of knowledge, extremely approachable and skilled at bringing a group of strangers together in learning. Here's a pic of my salad from my garden after today's session. - Vickie Chandler

I've been looking for a way to get more fresh greens into my diet and I love the idea of foraging for them. Felicity's Wild Edible Greens workshop was the perfect way to learn how to do this. She taught us how to ID easy to find, nutritious and safe to eat weeds and how to use them in tasty ways. It was also great to learn which lookalikes to avoid too! – Nicky Boughtwood

Felicity hosted a super workshop in her garden last Saturday. Thank you Felicity for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us all to continue foraging and being at one with nature. It was great to meet other like-minded people. Loved the chickweed pesto, dandelion vinegar and wild weed salad! Felicity has a lovely way of imparting her knowledge and her passion shines through. Makes you just want to get out there and forage forever! – Raewyn Howes

Thanks so much for today, Felicity. It was incredibly informative and you delivered the info so well. I can't wait to share what I've learnt with my girls, and make my own version of that delish salad and pesto! Love your work.