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Lithgow Equinox Foraging Workshop
September 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on the equinox to learn about edible wild food.
Wild edibles identification workshop
You will never look at your backyard in the same way again after taking part in this workshop.
Join wild food expert Diego Bonetto on a 2.5 hours stroll in the park and learn about the most common edible and medicinal plants that surround us all.
This workshop will give insights into the abundance of edibles thriving in the region. Typical species we will talk about at this time of the year include chickweed, dandelion, sowthistle, flatweed, farmers friends and mallow.
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 in the park 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 key identification features so to safely harvest from your surroundings and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.
This workshop has been 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 and a follow up package with links to online resources for further research.
People can come on the day with samples of weedy plants they have in their garden for possible ID.
Departing from the carpark of Lithgow Blast Furnace
Lithgow, NSW 2790
Thursday, 22 September, 10 am to 12:30
Friends in forage (two adults) $80
If you cannot afford the costs please get in contact as we have sponsorships available.
CONTACT DETAILS: Diego info[at]diegobonetto.com