Join us for some wildly delicious workshops this season. We are offering up some new collaborative workshops and pop-up events in and around the Veld and Sea cabin this season, as well as the launch of our exciting Veld and Sea City Workshop Series held at the beautiful Botanical Bar in Cape Town city center. Summertime sees the much anticipated return of our coastal forages, so snap up you tickets soon as these sell out fast! Please scroll down to view our exciting summer experiences.
To book for any of these events, please follow the Quicket links below or email email@example.com
FORAGED FINDS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Wednesday the 12th of Dec 5.30/6pm BOOK YOUR SPOT
Join us for a “Foraged Finds” Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in the Veld and Sea cabin in Cape Point to spread the festive season cheer and learn how to make beautiful wreaths for your home, tree or as gifts for your family
PLEASE BRING: We request that everyone bring a handful or basket full of something to add to the mix…it can be feathers, foliage or flowers, an old rope, seashells or even a washed up milk carton or two that you have cleaned up off the beach. We would love to make these wreaths as sustainable as possible and thus aim to recycle and reuse bits of found plastic and beach trash and weave them into our beautiful wreaths. A great excuse to go beach cleaning!
WHAT IS INCLUDED: All crafting materials will be provided and includes foraged, harvested and beach-combed materials. Christmas cookies and fynbos flower tea will be provided.
TEACHER: Kurt O’Neill the Everyday Adventurer will be leading this workshop. A South Peninsula local, he has been creating wreaths from foraged plants in KZN as a hobby for the past couple of years whilst working there as a rural doctor, is an avid explorer of life, storyteller, beach lover, yogi and curious explorer of the natural world.
COST: This event is a pay-as-you-feel workshop and will run on a donation basis. Please book via the Quicket link to secure your spot and pay what you can afford. We will also have a donation box on the day should you prefer to pay cash, please just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP as we have limited space.
We look forward to having the cabin full of festive cheer, music and creativity while we collaborate to make beautiful up-cycled wreaths.
See you there!
SURF LESSON AND WILD PICNIC
Saturday the 15th of Dec 9.30am -12.30pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 12th of Jan 9.30am – 12.30pm
Saturday the 26th of Jan 9.30am – 12.30pm
Surf play and wild flavor picnic for adults, led and facilitated by Erika, Veld and Sea resident marine ecologist and ISA certified surf coach and Gemma, our Veld and Sea wild chef!
Beginner to intermediate warm up and surf lesson, followed by a pre-foraged gourmet wild flavor picnic on the beach or by the fire at the Veld and Sea cabin, weather dependent.
Please bring your own surf kit, towel and warm clothing. If you require surfboard and/or wetsuit rental, please contact KomSurf Shop. Please book your surf equipment well in advance to ensure availability.
Venue: To be announced – Wind and wave dependent, it will be one of the gentle beach breaks of the Southern Peninsula.
Cost: R500 per person
Saturday the 8th of December FULLY BOOKED
Saturday the 22nd of December FULLY BOOKED
Sunday the 6th of January FULLY BOOKED
Sunday the 20th of January BOOK TICKETS
Sunday the 3rd of February BOOK TICKETS
Sunday the 17th of February BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 9th of March BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 23rd of March BOOK TICKETS
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.
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.
WILD HERBS FOR COCKTAILS
29th Dec 1pm – 4pm BOOK TICKETS
WHAT TO EXPECT: Led by forager Roushanna Gray, come and experience a range of local wild herbs and discover how to utilise them in drinks. Learn how to preserve and prepare them, how to incorporate them into cocktails, hot and cold teas, in tinctures and syrups. Participants will each receive a herbal bouquet and prepare a wild flavoured tincture to take home.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Plant notes and recipes. Botanical gin and tonics, summer fruit and wild flavoured canapés will be provided.
PLEASE BRING: One small clean glass bottle with a lid.
PRICE: R500 per person
DURATION: 3 hours
VENUE: Botanical Bar, 160 Longmarket St, Cape Town.
TEACHER: Roushanna Gray
WILD SUMMER INTERACTIVE DINING EXPERIENCE
12th of January 2019 4pm – 8pm BOOK TICKETS
Hosted in and around the Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point, this early dinner will centered around the ethos of sustainability with products and produce sourced locally and ingredients foraged and harvested from the nursery’s gardens, mountainside and nearby coastline. This four-course vegetarian meal will feature organic vegetables, indigenous edible plants, seaweeds and edible flowers.
There are limited seats available at this special summer infused experience, so make sure to book soon.
Please note, due to the nature of this meal no special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please bring your own drinks to enjoy with the meal – corkage will not be charged and ice will be supplied.
The menu will be determined by hyper local and seasonal availability, a true culinary celebration of all things wild.
The experience will be created, led and fed by wild food forager Roushanna Gray and wild chef Gemma Hancock.
COST: R450 per person
VENUE: The Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point.
3 day Coastal Adventure Retreat
A festive camping weekend for adventurers, filled with flowers, wild flavours, foraging, picnics, yoga, ocean time, fire cooking, botanical cocktails, beach clean ups, creating, and beautifully balanced with lots of time for play and rest, reading and relaxation.
Location: Cape Point
To put your name on the list, please email Erika on email@example.com
PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES
Only in Cape Town for a short time and don’t see any dates that suit your schedule? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 3 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 email@example.com
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