Set in the heart of Eastern Melbourne suburbia, this session with ‘Nanna’ Anna of The Urban Nanna will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in 'wild' urban spaces across Victoria.
You’ll learn about the basic principles and protocols of foraging, and then move on to plant specifics. We'll observe and interact with many types of fruit trees, edible green weeds, and useful flowers. We’ll examine examples of trees bearing seasonal growth, and you'll be shown the physical features you can use to correctly identify useful plants even when they're not fruiting. We'll discuss the types of locations where you can hunt for wild edibles in the future, and finally how to safely prepare and enjoy eating many of the foods we find.
Included in the session fee is a learning pack to take home with you, a tasty afternoon tea picnic made with foraged ingredients, and a followup list of resources to help you extend your learning. This is primarily a learning experience, so you won’t be heading home with baskets full of fruit, but you may get to taste some along the way.
Overall, there’ll be around 1-2km of walking over grassy terrain involved, so be sure to dress appropriately. Closed shoes, leg coverings and sun protection are a must.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. Due to the safety issues involved in identifying edible plants in the wild, this event is limited to participants over the age of 18.
Full details and bookings on Eventbrite
For more information or to register to attend, visit eventbrite.com.au/e/urban-foraging-101-7-tickets-443138377817
Or contact Nanna Anna