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 autumn and winter.
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- MUSHROOM FORAGING FORAY 12th of June 9am – 12pm FULLY BOOKED
- NATURE INSPIRED BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP 26th of June 10am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
- JEFFREYS BAY FORAGE ADVENTURE WEEKEND June 25th – 27th BOOK TICKETS
- FANTASTIC FOREST FEAST POP UP DINNER 3rd July 4pm – 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS
- WILDFOOD LAND FORAGE WALK 17th of July 10am – 12pm BOOK TICKETS
- NIXTAMALIZATION WORKSHOP 24th of July 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP 25th of July 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
- WILDFOOD WEEKEND WORKSHOP 21st – 22nd August 11am – 4pm BOOK TICKETS
- WILDFOOD LAND FORAGE WALK 28th of August 10am – 12pm BOOK TICKETS
MUSHROOM FORAGING FORAY
SATURDAY the 12th of June 9am – 12pm BOOK TICKETS
Join us on an exciting morning of mushroom foraging led by avid mushroom hunter and cultivator Peter Herrmann as we delve into the forest and green belts to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! We will be meeting early and begin with an educational and informative talk about mushrooms, followed by an exploratory foray into the forest.
Included: Mushroom foraging intro, walk and talk, a post-forage cup of nourishing wild greens and mushroom soup, follow up notes and recipes. A select medicinal range of Pete’s Harmonic Mycology products will be available on sale after the forage.
Location: to be revealed to participants closer to the time.
Please bring: Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Please note: Mushroom foraging is unpredictable and can be abundant or fickle and very weather dependent. We could come upon a glut of wild mushrooms for everyone to collect or just happen upon two for toast. Rest assured you will walk away with a bounty of new found knowledge.
Cost: R500 per adult, R250 for kids under 16, kids under 2 join for free.
Spaces are limited so book your place soon!
About your teacher:
Peter Herrmann, mycophile and entrepreneur started his journey with mushrooms in 2016 when he co-founded Harmonic Mycology with his good friend Andrew Reid. Harmonic Mycology is a co-operative of DIY mycologists, driven by the desire the share the profound benefits and talents of the creatures known as fungi.
Peter’s main contribution is the growth of Harmonic Mycology as a business and the advancement of societal knowledge and the use of fungi as food and medicine. Foraging, mushroom cultivation and the sale of top quality medicinal mushroom supplements is how he spends most of his time engaging with fungi. He sees mushrooms and fungi as intelligent medicine for the people of the 21st century and is particularly interested in their potential for environmental healing and as sustainable sources of textiles and building materials.
NATURE INSPIRED BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday the 26th of June 10am – 4pm BOOK TICKETS
Join us for an intensive one-day basic bookmaking workshop led by Cathy, where you will make two of your own creative books or journals. Using foraged flowers, leaves and nature stains, inks and oxides from the indigenous veld, we will embellish some papers with marks and imprints using these found objects. Gain a good understanding and the confidence of how to carry on making a library of books at home using this very versatile method.
Workshop creations include:
- Binding an A6 foundational pamphlet stitch book, with box cardboard covers.
- The second A6 book will include some of the papers you have made, old artworks, recipes, pressed flowers, commercial paper, fabric, anything you might like to include in your book. This one has an option for a firmer cover.
Both books open flat and are perfect for artist sketchbooks and journals.
What you will need to bring:
An open mind and a playful heart! Paper you have made or want to include in the books, reject artworks, wrapping paper, wax paper, tracing paper, photocopies, photographs etc Strips of fabric/ fabric pieces, strong thread you might like to bind with, different colours.
*All optional extras and personal touches, as you will be supplied with all the materials to make 2 books)
What participants will be provided with:
All equipment needed to create both books, examples of Artist Books, refreshments and a light seasonal grazing platter style lunch.
Handmade paper and bookmaking is in Cathy Stanley’s blood, exposed to it through her mother in the late 1970’s, and now it’s her inherited passion. She has been involved with the Keiskamma Art Project in Hamburg, E Cape for the last 10 years, collaborate with Margie Murgatroyd of @africa_nova for paper hangings used as backdrops for merchandising, and various other artists
Cost: R950 per person, spaces are limited.
JEFFREYS BAY FORAGE ADVENTURE WEEKEND
25th – 27th of June 2021 BOOK TICKETS
African Perfection invites Roushanna Gray to teach us how to live off the land and ocean. Our luxury beachfront B&B is right on Supertubes, one of the world’s finest waves, and lends itself perfectly to host this intimate Veld-and-Sea foraging experience. A small group of like-minded people will be brought together to enjoy the sounds of the ocean, the salty air and the dune vegetation. Wake up to a morning yoga session with Laura Wall of Luna Blue Escapes, to start the day off relaxed and revitalised.
Jeffreys Bay is wildly delicious and between the land and sea forages, you can expect to discover and experience seaweeds, shellfish, coastal plants, edible weeds, flowers and wild herbs. Forage for indigenous edibles, learn how to sustainably harvest them, utilize them in your kitchen, grow them in your garden and learn some of their medicinal properties. Learn about wild herbs and how to preserve and prepare them. Take this knowledge and let it become part of your everyday – take the memories and cherish them forever.
Limited spaces available. 25+26 June 2021
Tickets cost R3500 per person sharing. *Single supplement applies.
Package includes the following: Welcome drink, 2 Nights bed and breakfast at African Perfection, 2 morning yoga lessons with Laura Wall, foraging and dinner experience with Roushanna Gray.
For those just wanting a half day experience, there will also be a Foraging experience offered on the
27th of June which includes 40min yoga at 8am with Laura Wall, foraging walk and talk, lunch snacks and botanical drinks with Roushanna Gray. Cost is R975 per person
FANTASTIC FOREST FEAST POP UP DINNER
Saturday the 3rd of July 4pm – 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS
Join us for an evening filled with magic and mystery as we explore and learn through our senses about the world of fungi.
Peter Herrmann, co-founder of Harmonic Mycology, mushroom enthusiast and all round Fun-gi will guide you through an interactive 5 course meal created by Gemma Hancock and Claudia Uffhaus in the Glasshouse at the Veld & Sea HQ in Cape Point. The menu is dictated by this unique micro season. It includes ingredients cultivated, gathered and grown onsite from nearby forests and mountains. Every course will be paired with a wild flavoured drink and an element of adventure. Be prepared to lose all your morels!
What is included: a surprise gift to take home, 5 course vegetarian meal and mushroom talk.
What to bring: an appetite, something warm and a sense of humour.
You are welcome to bring a bottle of your own to enjoy with the meal.
Saturday the 24th of July 9am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Led and fed by chef 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.
NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP
Sunday the 25th of July 9am-2pm BOOK TICKETS
Natural Soap making workshop with chef and self sustainability teacher Tabby Robertshaw
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 seasonal inspired meal. You will leave with 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.
Venue: Veld and Sea at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point.
Please note that there are only 12 spaces available for this workshop.
WILD FOOD LAND FORAGE WALK
Saturday the 17th of July 10am – 12pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 28th of August 10am – 12pm BOOK TICKETS
Join Roushanna Gray for an educational walk and talk in and around the cultivated wild herb gardens, farm and fynbos mountainside in search of wild flavour at Veld and Sea HQ at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point. After the fresh wintery walk, enjoy some warming fynbos chai tea and wild greens chocolate treats in the Glasshouse.
All participants will receive follow up PDF notes and recipes plus a 15% discount on all edible and medicinal plants at the nursery after the walk.
Please bring: A notebook and pen, camera, basket and scissors/secateurs.
R400 per adult, children under 16yrs R200, children under 2yrs join for free. (all children to be supervised by parents/guardians)
WILDFOOD WEEKEND WORKSHOP
21st – 22nd August 11am – 4pm BOOK TICKETS
Held in the Veld and Sea Glasshouse, kitchen cabin and surrounding cultivated gardens and fynbos mountainside, join Roushanna Gray on this multi day workshop that will empower you with the skills and confidence to further your connection to your food, the seasons and natural cycles through this immersive learning experience. Discover how to use local edible plants, wild herbs, back yard weeds and edible flowers as an everyday kitchen staple and how to plant, prepare and preserve moments of time for your wild pantry.
DAY 1 – Immersive plant study 11am – 4pm
Intro, sustainability, plant and land relationships, seasons and cycles.
Plant identification, garden and mountain walk, forage and harvest session.
Lunch, group discussion, plant book recommendation and reading.
Plant processing, culinary applications, medicinal properties.
DAY 2 – Practical kitchen application 11am – 4pm
Recipe creations and demos:
· Wild herbal oils and vinegar
· Wild greens pesto
· Pelargonium syrup
· Wild sage ricotta
· Spekboom saurkraut
· Wild garlic butter
· Herbal and floral salt
· Seawater and nettle bread
Lunch, solo plant study/harvesting walks
Pot plant session in the Greenhouse creating a sweet or savory wild herb planter.
Dessert and farewell.
Please bring: Notebook and pen, basket and secateurs/scissors, comfortable walking shoes, 3 x clean 500ml glass jar and lid, an apron and a sense of adventure.
Included: Notes and recipes PDF book, five wild flavoured products plus a wild herb planter created on the day to take home.
Bonus: Participants enjoy a 15% discount on all medicinal and edible plants in the Nursery.
Cost: R2400 per person, limited spaces available.