Join us for some wildly delicious workshops this season! We will be offering up some immersive and educational nature inspired workshops in and around the Veld and Sea cabin this season. Please scroll down to view our exciting upcoming experiences.
COASTAL FORAGE – Stanford
Sunday the 1st of September 8.30am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Hosted and catered for by the amazing team at Graze Cafe, this wildly delicious coastal foraging adventure will be led by Roushanna from Veld & Sea. We will be exploring the local coastline in search of some of the delectable treats the rich inter-tidal zone has to offer. The excursion will culminate in a forage inspired lunch at Romansbaai.
Cost is R950 per person
You will need:
your mollusk license
a pair of scissors
shoes that may get wet
a rain jacket and swimming costume just in case
For more info please contact Tabby on email@example.com
Saturday the 14th of September 11am-3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 21st of September 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 28th of September 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 5th of October 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Immerse yourself in the blooms and blossoms, the fynbos and foliage, the delightful and delicious – a complete sensory 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 medicinal flower talk, botanical champagne cocktails and the preparing and sharing of a vibrant edible floral food feast.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Flower crown tutorial and floral arrangement, tea and cake, cocktails and snacks, a floral inspired 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.
More info HERE
INTRODUCTION TO ECO PRINTING
Sunday the 15th of September 10am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 23rd of November 10am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Taught by botanical textile artist Ira Bekker, this Introduction to Eco Printing Workshop is a fun and magical journey into an unfamiliar place, where you will be led to discover how the plants around us blossom into the space of creation and become our co-creators – showing us a sprinkling of the magic they hold. Our fynbos region has a particularly distinctive point of exploration, as each plant seems to have it’s own colour signature and texture. Even when some of the more hardy fynbos species do not contain colour – they offer up beautifully fine ‘resist prints’.
WHAT TO EXPECT:After an introductory and informative talk, we will head out for a mindful and meditative walk to forage small pieces of plants from nature, which will be rolled up into our first small bundles to test the plants in the area. Following this we will explore two different processes for extracting plant pigments onto fabric: Steaming and Boiling.These two eco-printing methods give very different results, and it is a spectacular experience to untie, unfold and discover what unique patterns and colours lie in each beautiful creation.
Light coloured natural fabrics and/or clothing (each person will get to do two pieces)
A small selection of fresh plants to share (While not all plants print, Ira suggests fynbos, eucalyptus, rose, bottlebrush flowers and geraniums. All plants are worth testing and experimenting with, so bring what you have!)
Pen and paper for taking down notes,
Gloves and apron optional
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Herbal tea and cake, plus a floral inspired lunch meal cooked up by the Veld and Sea team.
Two of your own unique eco prints to take home that you will create on the day.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
An introduction to the basics of eco-printing. A deeper first hand experience of alternative ways in which plants can be co-creators and how we can become inspired by our natural environment. A mindful and holistic outlook on natural plant dyes. An eco friendly awareness to the re-invention of fabrics in our spaces, utilizing natural plant dyes with conscious consumerism and upcycling fabrics and fashion in mind. Through this informative and interactive workshop, participants will leave with the confidence to continue this creative practice at home.
PRICE: R880 per person.
VENUE: The Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point, Cape Town.
FERMENTING SWEET Sunday the 17th of November 11am – 3pm INFO AND TICKETS
It can take years of fermenting almost everything to understand the fundamentals of lacto-fermentation, yeast fermentation, symbiotic fermentation and acetic fermentation. What even do all these terms mean? Fermentation is all about creating suitable environmental conditions and working with time, microbiota – fungi, yeasts and bacteria – to create and transform foods from fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, dairy, insects, seaweeds and others. A great lesson in humility and authenticity, our work in fermentation is always all about community, through a multi-species exploration.
This will be a 2-part workshop (“Celebrating SALT” and “Fermenting SWEET”) facilitated by Zayaan Khan.
We will focus on lacto-fermentation by salt in “Celebrate SALT” focusing on shredded vegetables/fruit (like sauerkraut), layered ferments (such as kimchi) & whole brined ferments. We will discuss recipe potentials, the different reasons why we ferment and some fool proof methods.
Then, in “Fermenting SWEET” we explore wild beverages such as kompot, ginger bugs and sweet potato fly, condiments like ketchup, mustard and chutney and a beginners guide to shrubs!
PLEASE NOTE these are 2 separate workshops, and while participation in both is not required, it is suggested to gain a broader understanding to the art of fermentation.
COASTAL FORAGING WORKSHOPS
Tuesday the 12th of Nov 8.30am – 12.30pm BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday the 27th of Nov 9am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS
Thursday the 12th of Dec 9am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 14th of Dec 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 11th of Jan 9am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 25th of Jan 9.30am – 1.30pm BOOK TICKETS
Sunday the 9th of Feb 9am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS
Sunday the 23rd of Feb 9am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS
This workshop 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)
Collect seaweed to take home and preserve in methods learned on the day.
R700 p/person. Children under 17yrs R400. Children under 2yrs free.
50% Cancellation fee. Non refundable within 72 hours of event.
Beach + the Veld and Sea Classroom in Cape Point
FAQ: IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS?
Yes. With the exception for our two shellfish dishes, all dishes are vegetarian. All food intolerances can be catered for, if you notify us well 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, forage or feast for your friends, a celebration or team build?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info on our various experience offerings, descriptions, rates and availability, or take look HERE for private experience package offerings.
PLEASE NOTE: Private bookings are advised to be made at least one month prior to your requested date.