Wonderful World of Weeds: Urban Foraging

This event is now SOLD OUT, please contact the office to be placed on the waiting list 02 9231 8182.

Naturalist Diego Bonetto will introduce you to the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds this fascinating tour of the green spaces surrounding the Royal Botanic Garden.

To some plantain, dandelion, chickweed and sow-thistle 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.

The day will start with morning tea on the Foundation & Friends terrace followed by the tour. Diego will give guests a copy of his book 'Wild Stories a foraging guide' to take home. Please bring your camera, notebook and dress for the weather.

https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Visit/Map#amenities&wheelchair-access&gate&toilets&kiosk&restaurant&train&bus&parking&information&#l=maiden-theatre Foundation & Friends’ Terrace, Royal Botanic Garden
Foundation & Friends’ Terrace, Royal Botanic Garden
15 Feb 2017
10:00 AM
All ages
Transport info:
$30 (Foundation & Friends Member $25)
02 9231 8182 or Foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
More info:
Morning tea included


Who is Diego Bonetto?

Diego works with chefs, scientists, architects, academics, herbalists, brewers, soap makers, producers, educators and land owners, providing programs, workshops, tours, community engagement strategies and exhibitions. He regularly presents at conferences and symposiums on the ecological and cultural value of botanical species.

Diego is now collaborating with a cluster of developers, web producers naturalists, horticulturalists to create Wild Food Map -- a community to identify public domain food and medicine plants living in the landscape, sharing locations and related knowledge through social media interaction. The project has received a substantial amount of media including a Gardening Australia segment and articles on Marie Claire, GQ Australia, LonelyPlanet, SMH, ABC Radio and SBS Radio.

Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.