Edible Weeds Walk (now online)
Date(s) - 5 Jun
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lockdown note: We’ve decided to move this course online! Which is still heaps of fun and has some advantages. We get to see weeds throughout the year with photo and videos. Pre-pick weeds from your garden (or take us on a tour of your yard) and we’ll do some ID-ing together. There will be post-course email ID support. It’s also now free for frontline workers.
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them?
What if some of these these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they are just about the healthiest things you could possibly eat?
What if many of them also had medical traditions dating back centuries?
Well it’s all true! And if you know what to choose, they also taste great. A gastronomic adventure awaits the knowledgeable forager, and a free living pharmacy…
Join Adam Grubb co-author of the full colour field guide The Weed Forager’s Handbook, for a fascinating walk on the wild side. Copies of the book will be available for the special price of only $20, with identification, edibility, medicinal notes and intriguing historical and folkloric stories about the weeds.
Course price: $25 ($15 concession) or $35 for a household. If you’re a frontline medical worker or you’re behind a checkout counter we’ll send you a coupon for free access, just send us a note.
Location: Secret location on the Merri Creek, Brunswick East – exact location will be emailed to you in the week before the course.
Here’s a teaser video:
Thanks to Todd and his Deep Living Project.
Kids note: Yes, kids can come; but read the conditions.
Weather note: We’ve almost never had to do this, but we will cancel and refund you if extreme weather is forecast. In case you’re interested, the cutoffs for what we call extreme are here.