Meet at the ADC gallery and take a walk through Charlotte Haywood’s Green Asylum with motifs of dandelion, plantain plant, farmers friend, rambling dock, mallow and wild fennel. Then Naturalist Diego Bonetto will introduce you to the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds on an urban tour. To some these weeds are a nuisance, to others they are a delicious salad and a seasonal treat. 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 the urban 'wild' and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.
What to bring: This is a family, wheelchair and pet friendly stroll in the park, bring your camera and notebook, dress for the weather. Meet at ADC Gallery before walking to a nearby location.
15 people maximum
Diego is an edible weeds advocate based in Sydney, most famous for his offering of urban foraging workshops. Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduce people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers promoting new understanding of what the environment has to offer. You see weed, Diego sees food
Under the banner of Wild Stories Diego has been working with council and institutions to provide content for community engagement projects. Diego is now collaborating with a cluster of programmers and web producers to create WildFoodMap. WildFoodMap is a Google mapping overlay facilitating a community-driven wild food and medicine plant identification while locating it. We’ve set out to provide a platform to flag sources of free food and medicine plants (native or not) living in the landscape sharing locations and related knowledge through social media interaction.
Diego has received a substantial amount of media including a Gardening Australia appearance, articles on Marie Claire, GQ Australia, SMH, and segments on ABC and SBS.
Cost: $40 + booking fee
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