Step into nature to discover a world full of wild, edible plants. Focusing on abundant, delicious & nutritious edible weeds & commonly found plants, you’ll leave this workshop eager to forage in your own backyard & neighbourhood.
We’ll take a wander around the gardens to find, identify, taste & discuss edible plants growing freely & abundantly. All plants covered are easily found in the Wellington region & rest of New Zealand.
You will learn:
- the basic principles of sustainable & ethical foraging & wild harvesting
- the botanical names of plants as well as their multiple common names
- how to confidently identify 10-20 wild plants, with lots of details about lookalikes & toxic plants to avoid
- nutritional & medicinal properties of each plant, including how to prepare simple healing remedies at home
- how to prepare each plant for maximum nutrition & flavour, we’ll discuss simple recipes & tips for cooking each plant
- the folklore & history of each plant, how our ancestors foraged for & ate what we now call ‘weeds’. Many of these fascinating & often funny stories help us to connect with the plants, our ancestors and allow us to remember each plant better.
You’ll leave feeling empowered with the knowledge needed to build better local food resilience & food security. You can skip going to the supermarket after this workshop, instead gathering your own wild greens for dinner.
We’ll start with a cup of herbal tea, and end the session by enjoying a wildly delicious snack made with seasonally available wild ingredients. This varies with the seasons but could include a wild salad, weedy pesto, pickled greens, a herb-infused butter etc.
Class sizes are limited to allow lots of space for your questions, so book early to avoid missing out. After booking you’ll be sent an email with exact location & further details for the workshop.
To find out more about Felicity and her offerings including botanical skincare & naturally dyed botanical clothing, check out @homegrownbotanica on social media or the official website.
If the current dates don’t suit, these workshops are usually offered once a month in both Kapiti & Wellington, or you can organise a one-off workshop ‘Just For You’ and friends, further details on my website.
Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews From Past Workshop Participants:
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.