Workshops

Identifying Wild Edible Weeds and Making Green Superfood Smoothies

green smoothies

Green Smoothie

You’ll be amazed how many ‘weeds’ in your garden you can eat!

I’ll show you how to identify wild edible weeds, the ones you can safely eat and those not so good to eat, and lots about their nutritional, medicinal and cultural values.  We’ll go foraging for them identifying them where they grow.    We will then transform them, together with leafy greens and ripe seasonal fruit into a luscious green smoothie which will greatly enhance your health.

Upcoming Workshops:

Whanganui, Lower North Island

I have good, long time friends in Whanganui and while their property is not suitable for a workshop they helped me find a wonderful venue at the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust.  The work Mark and the Trust is widely respected and is the origin of the Monty Surprise apples and orange tomatoes with their high lycopene content.  Learn more of the cool things the Research Trust is up to here. I have not been to Whangaui for many years and I’ve never run a workshop there.  My books are available in Paiges bookstore so they have preceeded my visit.  So please be invited to come along and discover the weeds growing at the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust and learn all about why we have them, what they tell us about the land, their nutritional and medicinal uses and cultural stories about them.  This is an interactive workshop, where you have a sensory experience of these plants, we go on a foraging walk and we also turn these plants into delicious green, super food smoothies.

Date: Sunday 26 November 2017  Workshop Full
New Date: Saturday 25 November 2017 Also Full
No further bookings sorry!!

Time: 1-4pm
Venue: 126A Springvale Road, Whanganui
Investment: $65 (includes 74 page, professionally edited ebook)

For more information: phone/txt Julia 0274308471
Email Julia: julia@juliasedibleweeds.com

 

Upper Hutt, Wellington
It is so lovely how I am invited to places when the timing is right.  Natalie has invited me to run a workshop
from her property where she is doing some pretty interesting things.
Her property is called ‘The Rabbithole’ Centre for Sustainable Living.  We have the opportunity to discover what wild edibles grow on her patch and find out what she is up to.  During the workshop I’ll introduce wild edibles, set the context for why we have them, share what I’ve learned about their medicinal and nutritional value and also cultural/historical stories about them.  This is an interactive workshop where you get to experience the plants sensually through taste, touch and smell. We then forage for them where they grow , collecting enough to turn them into a superfood green smoothie and a salad.  Bring food for a shared networking lunch.

Date: Sunday 3rd December, 2017
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: The Rabbithole, Centre for Sustainable Living, 1115 Akatarawa Rd, Upper Hutt
Investment: $65 (includes 74 page ebook)

Price: $65.00

 

Waikino, between Paeroa and Waihi

This is the final workshop for 2017.  It will take place at my friend Crystal’s property in Waikino. I will send you the exact location once you have registered and paid.

Date: Monday 18th December, 2017
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: revealed upon registration
Investment: $65 (includes 74 page ebook)

For more information: phone/txt Julia 0274308471
Email Julia: julia@juliasedibleweeds.com

Price: $65.00

 

2018 Workshops

 

Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty

March is Sustainable Backyard month in the Bay of Plenty.  This year I’ll be running a workshop from the beautiful property of Plenty Permaculture  which is the home of the Permaculture design certificate in the Bay of Plenty.  It is also a place of incredible abundance, with a thriving vegetable business, as well as fruit trees and lots of weeds for us to discover. We’ll learn all about why we have weeds, what they tell us about the land, their nutritional and medicinal uses through the sensory experiencing of them.  Following this we’ll go on a foraging walk, identifying them where they grow and I’ll be sharing cultural and historical stories about them.  These freshly picked edible weeds will be transformed into delicious green, super food smoothie for you to sample, along with some weed pesto.  This is an interactive  experience as I learn as much from you as you from me, about these amazing plants.

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: 375 Whakamarama Road, Whakamarama, 3176
Investment: $70 (includes 74 page newly edited and updated ebook)

For more information: phone/txt Julia 0274308471
Email Julia: julia@juliasedibleweeds.com

Price: $70.00

 

 

 

Consultations

I am available to visit your garden within the Tauranga area to help identify the ‘weeds’ you have around you, or to run a workshop with a group of your friends or neighbours from your own home.

Feedback

Testimonial from Liz of a visit to her garden for a one-on-one session:

After having been to one of Julia’s Edible Weed workshops at the end of September 2013, which I thoroughly enjoyed and learned lots, I found that once back in my own (very unruly) garden there were many more weeds that we didn’t come across at the workshop or else I had forgotten what they were and couldn’t find them in the book.

I asked Julia if she would be happy to come and visit my place to help me identify some of them. We spent a couple of hours meandering around finding all sorts of wonderful treasures. As Julia told me about the plant she would hand me a leaf and/or flower and I’d cellotape it in a scrapbook, add the name and any other details such as: best “added to smoothie”, “cooked”, “raw in salad”, “leaves and/or flowers eaten”.

Having a one on one with Julia gave me the opportunity to ask lots of questions which is not always easy in a big group and I now have the dried specimens from my own garden to which I can refer should there be a memory lapse.

Thank you Julia for opening my eyes to nature’s gifts all around, which enables me to sit back and enjoy the chaos that is my garden.
Liz, Pyes Pa

I am also willing to travel to other towns to give workshops for groups.

Please contact me with your request.

Ebook

If you are not able to attend my workshops I have an ebook which is a good introductory guide to identifying edible weeds and making green smoothies. Click here for more information about my ebook.

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