12 Nov 2022
180 Minutes

*SOLD OUT* Wild Edibles Foraging Workshop with Diego Bonetto

Public Program

Join exhibiting artist and wild food expert Diego Bonetto on stroll through the garden and to the river bank, to learn about the most common edible and medicinal plants that surround us all. You will never look at weeds in the same way again after taking part in this workshop.

This workshop will give insights into the abundance of edibles thriving in spring. Typical species we will talk about include: chickweed, dandelion, sowthistle, ironweed, flatweed, farmers friends and peppercress.

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 introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us.

Take a walk and discover the abundance of native and non native edibles to be found underfoot. You will learn local stories of plant resilience woven with cultural trivia, migrant perspectives and native wisdom. We will discuss the role weeds play in repairing and building soil and you will find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies. Most importantly, you will discover ways to safely harvest from the urban wild and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with solid skills on plant identification, re-learning old stories while paying respect to public and ancient resources.

Each participant will receive a booklet detailing 16 of the most common wild edibles of Sydney.

FREE, bookings essential.

This is an all weather workshop. Please note the tour involves walking across rough ground and narrow garden paths.

This workshop is designed for adult participants and families with children over 5. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in this workshop. Should you wish to attend this workshop with your child, please confirm your child’s age by contacting us at gallery@penrith.city or 02 4735 1100.

Saturday 12 November 2022, 10am – 1pm

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