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:

Wohooo Workshops starting up again:

Nourishing Foods Workshop at Piha Beach, Auckland, August 5th & 6th, 2017

Jane and I are offering two workshops:

Nourishing Winter Wellness with Jane Powell
This is a very special workshop where I am collaborating with my good and hugely supportive friend Jane Powell.  Jane is part of a social enterprise in Tauranga  ‘Teacher in the Paddock’. Along with her extensive travels and hands on living, both Jane and her husband Kevin teach a series of programmes and workshops that connect families to nourishing food. In this Piha nourishing foods workshop you will learn about fermentation’s such as Kombucha, Water Kefir and cultured dairy. We will also make Sauerkraut and mineral rich Bone broth.  Cultures for fermentation’s will be available to purchase as well as other products.

To find out more about Teacher in the Paddock visit or the website

Date: Saturday 5th August 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: The Way-Good Foundation, 9 North Piha Road, Piha, Auckland
Cost: $65

More information: phone/txt Jane 0274058201
Email Jane:

Price: $65.00


Foraging for Wild Edible Weeds, Green Smoothies with Julia Sich
Julia with her extensive knowledge of wild edible plants will guide you in identifying what you can safely forage in your own gardens, those to avoid and also some edible native plants that she includes in her smoothies to make a truly nourishing, superfood, green smoothie.

Date: Sunday 6th August 2017
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: The Way-Good Foundation, 9 North Piha Road, Piha, Auckland
Cost: $65

For more information: phone/txt Julia 0274308471
Email Julia:

Price: $65.00

Please be invited to stay after the Saturday afternoon workshop for a shared meal.  We will have other nourishing foods on offer.  Hope to see you there.




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.


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.


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.