Our foraging workshops all run according to season, with each season bringing a new opportunity to embark on a wildly delicious adventure. Join us tracking the edible landscape in discovery of what’s local, wild and wonder-filled through our immersive and educational nature inspired workshops. Scroll down to view an exciting array of experiences this winter.
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- SPRINGTIME FLOWER WORKSHOP 16th of October 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- SPRINGTIME FLOWER WORKSHOP 23rd of October 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP 30th of October 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- NIXTAMALIZATION WORKSHOP 31st of October 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- FLOWER CROWN CREATIONS 2nd of October 11am -2pm BOOK TICKETS
- ECO DYEING WORKSHOP 3rd of October 10.30am-3.30pm BOOK TICKETS
- JBAY FORAGE ADVENTURE WEEKEND 5&6th of November BOOK TICKETS
- JBAY LOCALS FORAGE WORKSHOP 7th of November BOOK TICKETS
- KROM RIVER MIDWEEK RETREAT 9&10th of November BOOK TICKETS
SPRINGTIME FLOWER WORKSHOP
Saturday the 16th of October 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 23rd of October 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Immerse yourself in the blooms and blossoms, the fynbos and foliage, the delightful and delicious – a complete floral experience held in and around the Veld and Sea cabin.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Join us celebrating spring with a day filled with flowers. We will begin with introductions and flower crown creations with wild herbal tea and snacks. After an edible flower picking session, we will head back to the Glasshouse for floral food making, botanical drinks and a vibrant edible flower inspired light lunch.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
A flower crown and floral arrangement, refreshments and lunch, edible flower notes and recipes.
A bunch of flowers – bought, grown or foraged – to add colour, biodiversity and a story to our creations. Comfortable shoes for the flower picking walk. A sense of humour and an appetite.
PRICE: R800 per person
DURATION: 4-5 hours
VENUE: Veld and Sea HQ at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.
FACILITATORS: Kath Kelly and Gemma Hancock
FLOWER CROWN CREATIONS
Saturday the 2nd of October 11am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Immerse yourself in the ancient art of flower crown creation.
Led by flower enthusiast Kath Kelly, guests will receive snacks; and fragrant fynbos-chai tea/botanical cocktails on arrival to sip on whilst listening to an informative talk about the culinary and medicinal properties of various edible flowers, as well as their uses in folklore. We’ll look at the history of the flower crown and after demonstrations on various techniques, each guest will create his/her own beautiful creation to wear and take home.
Kath is a teacher, artist, gardener and lover of all things flowers. After working with a florist for a year, her passion for knowledge, both practical and learnt, was ignited. ‘There is so much to learn, just focussing on one plant could occupy my mind and imagination for an entire season!’ she says. Each season brings its own wonders and she does her best to preserve them through oil infusions, sugars, salts, soaps and artworks.
What to bring: A bunch or two of flowers to add to your creation (these should be on the smaller/dainty side as a large sunflower is often too heavy to hold in place). Your camera, for gorgeous photos in the spring flower garden! A sense of adventure and whimsy.
*Please note, this event requires a minimum of 5 guests to go ahead.
ECO DYEING WORKSHOP
Sunday the 3rd of October 10.30am – 3.30pm BOOK TICKETS
Led by artist, Belinda Faulkner, guests are invited to come and learn the basics of eco (botanical) printing techniques. Eco printing is a form of natural dyeing where pigments and tannins are extracted from plant material to create once-off, original prints. Part science, part art, part intuition, the course will cover mordanting, fabrics, bundling, plant materials and boiling/steaming. Participants will create their own items using this breathtaking technique and will leave the course with unique items and the start of a fascinating new skill.
All equipment will be supplied, including a silk scarf for dyeing. Participants will be required to bring washing up gloves, an apron and a love of fabric and plants.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
Faulkner has a background in art, having studied at the University of Stellenbosch. Having recently left the financial services field after many years, she is now focused full-time on creating her own distinct artworks. She focuses mostly on eco printing, does private commissions and sells her work online. She enjoys passing on the skills and techniques she has developed over the last four years. An amateur botanist, avid hiker and forager, she is always experimenting with new ideas and concepts she gains from her continuous learning.
This intimate class costs R1200 per person and is five hours long. Kindly note that this event will only take place if there are a minimum of 10 participants.
NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday the 30th of October 9am – 20m BOOK TICKETS
Natural Soap making workshop with chef, farmer and self sustainability teacher Tabby Robertshaw
Venue: Veld and Sea at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point.
Join us for a fun and educational morning of learning the basics of soap making using natural ingredients. We will explore the differences in castile soap, lard & tallow soaps, ash lye soap, aloe vera and beeswax soap.
This half day workshop will include coffee, snacks and a delicious wholesome seasonal inspired meal plus your own bars of soap to take home, along with some beeswax and an infallible natural soap recipe.
Please bring: A pair of rubber gloves.
Please note that there are only 12 spaces available for this workshop.
Sunday the 31st of October 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Led and fed by chef, farmer and self sustainability teacher Tabby Robertshaw, join us on this interactive and educational workshop and discover how to unlock the hidden nutrients in heirloom corn to make tacos, tortilla & tamales through the ancient art of NIXTAMALIZATION – this process releases the essential vitamin niacin not available in non nixtamalized corn and corn products.
In this workshop we will learn how to make:
Wood ash lye
Masa harina dough
Tortilla, tacos & Nacho corn chips
This half day workshop will include morning coffee and a delicious heirloom corn inspired lunch.
Venue: Veld and Sea at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point.
Please note there are only 12 spaces available on this workshop.
JBAY FORAGE ADVENTURE WEEKEND
5th+6th of November 2021 INFO AND TICKETS
Spend two nights African Perfection, a luxury beachfront B&B right in front of Supertubes – one of the world’s best waves! Roushanna Gray, foraging expert, will help us discover seaweeds, shellfish, coastal plants, edible weeds, flowers and wild herbs, and teach us how to sustainably harvest and use them in the kitchen on this wildly delicious weekend adventure.
Tickets cost R3500 per person sharing, R4500 single.
Weclome sundowner drinks and snacks overlooking Supertubes
2 Nights bed and breakfast at African Perfection 2
2 morning yoga sessions with Laura Wall
Coastal and land foraging workshop including cooking class, demos and wild flavour meal with Roushanna Gray
Follow up notes, recipes and resources to continue your foraging adventures.
JBAY LOCALS FORAGE
Sunday the 7th of November 2021 BOOK TICKETS
Back by popular demand, join African Perfection and Roushanna for the day, sustainably exploring the coastline, dune and veld vegetation. Find wildly delicious local ingredients including wild greens, edible flowers, seaweeds, shellfish and more, and then be guided in the use of these flavours for your everyday meal preparation.
Tickets cost R850 per person
Day adventure includes:
Morning yoga with Laura Wall
Coastal and land forage with Roushanna Gray
Wild flavour lunch snacks and botanical drinks
Follow-up notes, resources and recipes
This experience is limited to 25 spaces
KROM RIVER MID-WEEK RETREAT
9th+10th of November 2021 INFO AND TICKETS
African Perfection takes you for a trip to a destination riverside retreat.
Dive into rest, relaxation, movement and wild flavour facilitated by Roushanna Gray of Veld and Sea and Laura Wall of Luna Blue Yoga.
This wildly delicious retreat will take place at the beautiful, rustic perfection known as the Riverhouse, situated right on the peaceful Krom River bank. With no cellphone signal, breath-taking sunrises, birdsong and starlit skies, this is the perfect place to tune in and connect with nature on this multi-sensory experience.
Tickets cost R3250 per person
Return transport from African Perfection in Jeffreys Bay
Welcome drinks and snacks on the deck
2 nights bed and breakfast as catered by Roushanna
2 morning yoga session with Laura
River kayak and fynbos forage workshop including cooking class, demo and wild flavour meal
Follow up notes, recipes and resources to continue your foraging adventures
This micro-event has a limited number of 6 spaces only.