Living Skills: Urban Foraging Workshop with Diego Bonetto, Sat Aug 15th

  • 15 Aug 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fullers Park, Chatswood West
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Living Skills: Urban Foraging Workshop with Diego Bonetto

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!

He will introduce you to the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds on a three-hours urban tour. 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 from the urban 'wild' and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.

This is a family and pet friendly stroll in the park, bring your camera and notebook, water to drink. 

Dress for the weather (walking shoes and outdoor clothes).

If you would like to register please click the button to the left or email

By popular demand a second 2014 Living Skills mushroom picking tour beyond Blue Mountains is open for registrations!

As usual, we will go to one of the State Forests, identify and collect edible mushrooms (Saffron Caps and Slippery Jacks). These are easily recognised (also recommended by the State Forests), but just to be sure, Margaret will check all finds in your baskets.

Then we will prepare a tasty lunch and also learn how to preserve the bounty by pickling

Your guide will be Margaret Mossakowska.

Small knife, fork, eating bowl/plate, water, drinks (wine if you wish), and a perforated container for collected mushrooms (wicker or plastic baskets are the best). Be warned that we do pick a lot so don’t bring something too small.

If you would like to pickle some of your harvest, bring a few sterilised jars (100-200g size) with lids.
Please wear good shoes and warm clothes, including rain gear.
If you would like to register please click the button to the left or email

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