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:

Katikati, Bay of Plenty

I visited this property belonging to Denholm and Roanne on a Tree Crops field day and was extremely impressed with the lushness of their grounds and the care they take of their plants.  There were huge plants of hawksbeard and Denholm tells me he is saving the amazing mallows for the workshop.  So please come along and see their vibrant orchard and gardens and be guided in identifying what you can safely forage in your own gardens.  You’ll also discover which ‘weeds’ to avoid and lots about their role in nature, their nutritional, medicinal qualities and their cultural connections.  During this interactive workshop you can expect to come away with a new perspective on these pesky survivors and experience how to make a truly nourishing, superfood, green smoothie.

Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: 142 Tetley Road, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
Cost: $65 (includes 76 page ebook)

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

Price: $65.00

 

North Loburn, Canterbury

Kerry contacted me via email to ask if I’d come down to Loburn in Canterbury, and run a workshop from her new workshop space she and husband Mike are creating to run educational workshops.  That sounded like a great idea to me as I love going to Canterbury and visiting my friends and meeting new people and sharing about these amazing plants, so called ‘weeds’.  So I immediately started looking for Grab a seats flights from Tauranga to Christchurch.  And I found a good one. So here I come!!   Kerry has a good sized property which I haven’t seen, so together we’ll be discovering what she has growing in her ‘neck of the woods’.   I intend to guide you in identifying what plants we find and which you can then go home and safely forage in your own gardens.  You’ll also discover which ‘weeds’ to avoid and lots about their role in nature, their nutritional, medicinal qualities and their cultural connections.  During this interactive workshop you can expect to come away with a new perspective on these pesky survivors and experience how to make a truly nourishing, superfood, green smoothie.  We invite you to stay after the workshop for a shared lunch, see what you can dream up to bring and there’ll be some ‘weed’ recipes to sample.

Date: Sunday 19 November 2017
Time: 10-1pm
Venue: 510 Loburn Whiterock Road, North Loburn
Cost: $65 (includes 76 page ebook)

For more information: phone/txt Julia 0274308471
Email Julia: julia@juliasedibleweeds.com
Locally: Kerry’s phone number is (03) 3128751 Email: elementaltherapy@hotmail.com

Price: $65.00

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.  Address details and directions will be given on full registration.  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 site 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
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Address revealed on registration.
Cost: $65 (includes 76 page ebook)

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

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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.