Upcoming Event Dates

SUMMER/AUTUMN

Join us for some wildly delicious workshops this season. We will be offering up some beautifully delicious, immersive and educational nature inspired workshops in and around the Veld and Sea cabin this season so watch this space! Please scroll down to view our exciting late summer and autumn experiences.

COASTAL FORAGING

Sunday the 17th of February FULLY BOOKED

Saturday the 9th of March FULLY BOOKED

Saturday the 23rd of March FULLY BOOKED

Saturday the 6th of April FULLY BOOKED

Please note: Coastal Foraging season resumes in November 2019. Please email veldandsea@gmail.com to join the waiting list.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR:

Aimed at adults but children are welcome to join their parents. Anyone who has an interest in wild food, foraging or indigenous edibles. Chefs wanting to discover new ingredients or foodies wanting to play with the diverse wild flavours in our shellfish and edible seaweeds and discover their unique umami flavours. People interested in healthy living, coastal living, self sufficiency, in the Slow Food movement or those that just want to have a delicious experience in the beautiful outdoors.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This course will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweed, explore the magical world of rock pools, meet like minded people, learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare your macro-algae and shellfish, make various recipes together that will end in a feast.

We will start off the day meeting at the beach, and after an intro on the rocks we will make our way down around the tidal pools where we will forage for edible seaweeds and mussels. This beautiful coastline is abundant with food, but as we always forage sustainably we will be focusing only on the seaweed that is prolific in the area and the invasive mussel species, stressing how to treat the wildlife with respect. After our morning on the rocks, we will head to the Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point (a 5km drive from the beach) with our foraged food to prepare and create an outdoor lunch banquet.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged and prepared by the group. Notes include intro, identification, recipes and tide charts.

WHAT TO BRING:

Beach gear, slip-slops or booties, your mollusk permit (essential – available at your nearest post office), cameras, water bottle, a sense of humour and an appetite! Also please bring your drink of choice for yourself to enjoy with the meal (beer, juice, spring water, wine etc whatever you prefer)

BONUS: Collect seaweed to take home and preserve in methods learned on the day.

PRICE:

R650 p/person. Children under 17yrs R350, Children under 2yrs free.

REFUND POLICY: 10% Cancellation fee. Non refundable within 72 hours of event.

DURATION: 4 hours

VENUE: South peninsula beach + the Veld and Sea Classroom in Cape Point

IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS: Yes – with the exception for our Mussel Pot all the dishes on this course are vegetarian and are enough to satisfy even A Very Hungry Vegetarian. All food intolerances are catered for, but you will need to let us know prior to the event taking place.

FYNBOS FORAGING WORKSHOPS

Saturday the 29th of June 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Saturday the 20th of July 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Saturday the 10th of August 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Introductory half day forage and feasting experience

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:

Aimed at adults but children are welcome to join their parents. Anyone who has an interest in gardening, in wild food, foraging or indigenous edibles. Chefs wanting to discover new ingredients or foodies wanting to play with the diverse wild flavours in our Indigenous edibles. People interested in Fynbos, in vegetable gardening, self sufficiency, in the Slow Food movement or those that just want to have a unique and delicious experience at a beautiful venue with like minded people.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Each course is different according to the season and availability in the gardens and the bush. Explore the gardens, discover and pick edible floral foods and fresh organic vegetables. Forage for indigenous edibles, learn how to sustainably harvest them, utilize them in your kitchen, grow them in your garden and some of their medicinal properties. Learn about wild herbs and how to preserve and prepare them. After snacks and a gathering tour we will get creative in the foraging classroom kitchen and prepare and share a feast.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged, harvested and prepared by the group. You will also receive information notes and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.

WHAT TO BRING:

Gumboots or comfortable walking shoes, raincoat/sun hat – suitable outdoor gear. Cameras are welcome. Don’t forget an open mind and your sense of humour!

BONUS:

You can also enjoy a 10% discount in the nursery retail should you wish to purchase any indigenous plants for your garden.

PRICE:

R650 p/person. Children under 17yrs R350, Children under 2yrs free.

DURATION:

10am – 2pm

VENUE:

Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point

GUIDES:

Roushanna and Gael Gray

IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS:

Yes – all the dishes on this course are vegetarian, and all food intolerances are catered for, please let us know in advance.

PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES

Only in Cape Town for a short time and don’t see any dates that suit your schedule or looking to book a special wild flavoured experience for your friends, a celebration or team build? Email roushanna@hotmail.com for a private group foraging experience or wild food cooking class.

Season dependent, we will adventure to the beach, forest, mountains, gardens or fynbos and discover the exciting new world of wild flavours Cape Town has on offer. Seaweeds, shellfish, wild mushrooms, fragrant aromatic wild herbs, edible flowers and weeds, medicinal plants, indigenous veg, seeds, roots and shoots – every season has something amazing on offer.

A private foraging experience is offered for up to nine people. Duration is around 4 hours and includes a welcome drink and wild flavoured snack, a foraging intro, a walk and talk and gathering session, a mini cooking class where you will create either a botanical cocktail or a dish which is part of a light seasonal inspired lunch/dinner.

INCLUDES: Recipes and notes, welcome drink and snack, light lunch/picnic

For pricing and booking details, please email veldandsea@gmail.com

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

2019 Workshop dates coming soon!

WILD FLAVOUR COOKING CLASSES

NATURE INSPIRED EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

BOTANICAL COCKTAIL WORKSHOP

KIDS NATURE LORE CLASSES

FERMENTATION WORKSHOP

BOTANICAL ART CLASSES

VELD AND SEA GIFT VOUCHERS

Give the gift of experience! Redeemable at any of our 2019 Veld and Sea events, to the value of your choice. Details HERE