Our foraging workshops are 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 including our new online workshops!
Please note that any of these offerings (even our online events) are available for a private group booking.
HEALING BROTH BOWL + EDIBLE WEEDS
July dates TBC
Join this delicious and nutritious workshop and discover how to create the perfect healing broth bowl using seasonal ingredients. Find out how to identify and use an array of edible weeds foraged from your backyard, and learn how to make a quick and easy ramen noodle recipe made from scratch.
Up your dinner game this season with some goodness from your garden!
All participants will be sent:
· A Spotify “Broth Beats” playlist
· A recipe for a botanical tea and cocktail
· A list of ingredients* needed for the recipes taught
· Intro to backyard foraging, show and tell of a selection of seasonal edible weeds and their culinary uses.
· How to make ramen noodles from scratch (no pasta machine required!)
· Discover the basics of and beauty of creating a healing broth.
· Follow up PDF recipe booklet
*While this workshop is intended to be participatory from the comfort of your own home, if you do not have access to ingredients or items needed, you can also just follow along, enjoy the demos and then create them in your own time with the notes and recipes sent on afterwards.
NATURAL DYE ONLINE WORKSHOP
July dates TBC
Unlock the magical world of natural plant dye colour in this creative hands on workshop. Run over an afternoon and the following morning, we will cover an array of different techniques and methods of ecodying. Using ordinary kitchen ingredients and found garden items like flowers, leaves, spices and tea, fruit and veg, we will create two unique items of wearable art.
All participants will be sent:
· A Spotify “Plant Palette” playlist
· A recipe for botanical tea and cocktail
· A list of ingredients needed
· Beginners guide to natural dye, show and tell of plant colour, mordants and methods.
· Hands on activity – Dying a dress/top/scarf/small item with kitchen colours in a dye bath with shibori techniques.
· Hammer method mandala art demo
· Steam bundle dying with flowers and leaves
· Next day follow up session sharing our creations
· Post workshop PDF Natural Dye booklet
WILDFOOD LAND FORAGING
Saturday the 22nd of August 11am – 3pm 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. A pen and paper for taking notes. Cameras are welcome. Don’t forget an open mind and your sense of humour!
You can also enjoy a 10% discount in the nursery retail should you wish to purchase any indigenous plants for your garden.
Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point
IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS:
Yes – all the dishes on this course are vegetarian, and all food intolerances are catered for if you let us know in well advance.
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 flower crown creations, wild flower tea and cakes with an introduction to a brief history of the flower crown. After an edible flower and foliage picking session, we will head back to the cabin for floral arrangements, a talk on how to incorporate edible flowers in food and drink. Botanical cocktails will be served while the group prepares and shares a vibrant edible floral food feast at a long table lunch in the Glasshouse.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
A flower crown and floral arrangement tutorial, tea and cake, cocktails and snacks, a floral inspired lunch, follow up 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.
R700 per person
Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.
WIM HOF METHOD WORKSHOP
Saturday the 16th of Jan 2021 11h00 – 18h00 BOOK TICKETS
Put yourself in the expert hands of South Africa’s first (and only) certified Wim Hof Method (WHM) Instructor Alex Vliege and Helena Mercera (Yoga and meditation facilitator) to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method:
:: Breathing Technique
:: Cold Exposure
Find out how you can utilise oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology. The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation.
WHY DO THE WIM HOF FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve anxiety or symptoms related to an illness, overcome your fears or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about – a WHM workshop offers something for everyone. The program kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and includes a breathing session and ends with an (optional) ice bath. There is ample room for reflection, and the instructors are there to answer questions throughout the workshop.
ANY EXPERIENCE OR PREP NEEDED Nothing really: More info about the day is sent out upon registration. If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR: This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.
Cost: R1650 – includes tea, snacks, refreshments, light lunch and (optional) ice bath
Venue: The Veld and Sea Glasshouse, Cape Point
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, forage or feast for your friends, a celebration or team build?
Email email@example.com for info on our various experience offerings, descriptions, rates and availability.
PLEASE NOTE: Private bookings are advised to be made at least one months prior to your requested date.