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Art of Foraging

Art of Foraging


  • Sat 5 Feb, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 5 Feb, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 6 Feb, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 6 Feb, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 5 Mar, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 5 Mar, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 6 Mar, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 6 Mar, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 2 Apr, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 2 Apr, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 3 Apr, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 3 Apr, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 14 May, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 14 May, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 15 May, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 15 May, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 11 Jun, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 11 Jun, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 12 Jun, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 12 Jun, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 2 Jul, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sat 2 Jul, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sun 3 Jul, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sun 3 Jul, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
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Arcuna, 627 Huia Road, Parau, Laingholm


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $159.00
  • Adult + Apero Cocktails: $199.00
  • Child (0-11 yrs): $0.00
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During this 3-hour experience, your senses will be awakened with a tasting feast of native plants. Learn how to identify edible plants from their look, touch, taste, and smell.

Botanical artist Mamakan invites you to ponder about roots, ancestry, and belonging. A celebration of the land, season, art, cuisine and nature.

“A grounding experience to reset from the disconnectedness of the modern age" - Frasier Cho

"I thoroughly recommend this experience to young and old. In fact, I felt embarrassed that it had taken me the best part of 50 years to seek out this fascinating and practical information which really enhances your connection with NZ flora. If we’re lucky enough to live in paradise the least we can do is make ourselves aware of the wonder that surrounds us! I was lucky to be given this as a birthday gift. It’s truly the gift that will keep on giving now that my interest is piqued… and it’s also my number one option for gifts to friends" - Michael Hall

Part art installation, part cooking lesson, part nature gathering, the Art of Foraging experience explores new dimensions of wisdom, wonder, and wellbeing in harmony with the natural seasons.

“Loved it! I think everyone should do it” - Sally Stockwell


Morning 10-1 pm (adult-only group)
Afternoon 2-6 pm (adult-only group, ending with apero cocktails)

Morning 10-1 pm (family-friendly, children are welcome)
Afternoon 2-5 pm (adult-only group)

Tickets include all tastings of food and drinks, materials, and a goody bag for you to take home. Proceeds will help fund the restoration and protection of the biodiversity of the Arcuna food forest.

RSVP Spaces are very limited. Book now below. Questions on 027 220 9107 or


"I came away feeling very grounded and in awe of the native plants, we live amongst. The smells and tastes we experienced were incredible. All beautiful magic potions! The potential in what you are offering is very inspiring. I loved the way you introduced each plant, like a very special friend, full of respect and appreciation. Such openness to sharing your knowledge and encouraging others to share their own. A very welcoming sense of "homecoming" opportunity for all of us, new migrants, visitors, and residents. I will be recommending The Art of Foraging to many special people who I know you will enjoy the company of also" - Renee Tanner

“My time at Art of Foraging was transcendental. Connecting with the whenua via foraging created a new and fortified appreciation of our native species, which fed my wairua in a way that I needed. Mamakans’ knowledge and excitement were infectious and incredibly helpful. I highly recommend this course to everyone, it has changed my life.” - Natalie Jean Rogers

"A reinvigorating encounter that captivates all of the senses. This made me realise the great multitude of amazing multi-purposed native plants that surround us, whether they are at the local park or in the ancient national forests. The way that Mamakan teaches through storytelling and her own experiences, engages you within a world that is more connected to nature. A grounding experience to reset from the disconnectedness of the modern age" - Frasier Cho

"The art of foraging is a wonderful experience that will stay with us for a long time. Learning about native plants and feeling connected to them was magical" - Jennifer Carter

“Walking in the NZ bush will never be the same again!” - Dany Leong

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