Join us for some wildly deliciously workshops this season. Summer is here and we are excited to head back to the beach in discovery of the wonderful world of inter-tidal ingredients. We will also be offering up some new collaborative workshops, pop-up events and kids holiday workshops in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin this festive season. Please scroll down to view six exciting early summer experiences.
To book for any of these events, please follow the Quicket links or email email@example.com
Saturday the 4th of November 9am-1pm
Saturday the 18th of November 9am-1pm
Sunday the 3rd of December 9am-1pm
Sunday the 17th of December 9am-1pm
Wednesday the 3rd of January 10am-2pm
This course will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweeds, 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. Enjoy the benefits of a seaweed face mask in between preparing and eating your meal.
R550 p/person. Children under 17yrs R250, Children under 2yrs free.
Optional extra – A Sealand Gear foraging bag made from upcycled materials – R350 payable on the day.
10% Cancellation fee. Non refundable within 72 hours of event.
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, please let us know in advance.
2.VEGAN POP UP DINNER
Saturday the 9th of December at 6pm
Expect the unexpected! Join vegan chef Karoline Kristen and wild food forager Roushanna Gray as they guide you through a creatively collaborative, plant-based dining experience. This vegan food event promises to be vibrant, interactive and totally delicious, showcasing exciting new tastes and textures, with dishes inspired by the season, incorporating ingredients freshly gathered from the gardens, mountains and shoreline.
Venue: The event will be held in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point.
Cost: R600 per ticket includes a 6 course meal of a starter, 4 tapas style dishes and dessert plus two botanical cocktails.
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org
3.KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
18, 19, 20, 21 Dec 10am-2pm
Kids holiday fun! Connecting kids back to nature with plant inspired arts and crafts, foraging and harvesting ingredients for cooking and tasting, stories, nature walks, yoga and allowing lots of time for playing.
Each day we will have a different elemental theme woven through the activities. Kids will engage with the outdoors through play, food, movement and crafts, and will leave with something special that they have created during the day.
A simple and healthy meal will be served which the kids will be involved with by helping to pick and prepare, as well as refreshments of fruit and spring water. Packed lunch boxes are encouraged for picky eaters and food intolerances.
Monday 18 – Earth: Exploring the gardens, collecting veggies and wild herbs, making clay art and creating hanging pot plants.
Tuesday 19th – Water: Sea stories, making pirate hats and ships and fort games, beach pebble painting, creating edible flower and wild herb drinks.
Wednesday 20th – Fire: Fynbos stories and drawings, collecting kindling and nature pieces for weaving works and making a cooking fire.
Thursday 21st – Wind: Exploring tree, leaf and grass art, making a wind chime mobile and edible flower petal cupcakes, a tea party.
Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
Cost: R300 per child per day or R950 a child for all four days.
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4.WILD AND FESTIVE POP UP DINNER
Friday the 22nd of December 6pm
A pop up rustic early dinner dining experience in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin. This fresh, summer inspired 4 course menu will be available for one evening only, incorporating ingredients gathered on the day of the event from the ocean, veld and farm. Non-alcoholic botanical drinks will be served. BYOB or wine, suggested drinks pairing available.
Spaces are limited, book your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: R450 per person.
Venue: Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.
To book, email email@example.com
5.COASTAL FORAGE AND KELP MUSIC WORKSHOP
Sunday the 7th of January 12pm-5pm
Join us for an extra festive, not to be missed, coastal forage this summer – we are honoured to have special guest teacher – musician, storyteller and composer – Pedro Espi-Sanchis joining us for an introduction to the musical world of seaweed. On this wildly delicious, fun and interactive workshop, you will discover not only how to eat seaweed, but how to make music with it! We will learn how to make musical instruments from found objects on the beach and be inspired by Pedro’s message that the experience of making music belongs to everyone.
What to expect: We will meet at the beach at low tide, and after a short coastal foraging intro on the rocks, learning culinary secrets of seaweeds, how to preserve and prepare them and learn some of their medicinal and nutritional properties, we will sustainably harvest a selection of seaweeds and shellfish from the inter-tidal pools. Then Pedro will lead a beach combing forage for materials to be used for our musical instruments, weaving stories and melodies throughout. After this we will all head back to the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom to create food on a fire and learn how to make and play your own dried kelp instruments, followed by music, magic and a sea inspired afternoon feast.
What to bring: Beach gear, you r mollusk permit (available at any Post Office) water, your sense of adventure and an appetite. All foraging equipment will be provided.
Price: R650 per person, half price for children under 17, free for children under 2.
Venue: Beach and the Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point.
To book or for more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
6.MEDICINAL PLANT WORKSHOP
Saturday the 10th Feb 9am-2pm
Join us for a half day hands on workshop on medicinal plants, how to identify them, what they cure/alleviate and how to prepare them.
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR:
Adults with background or no background in medicinal plants and children are welcome to join their parents as they are valuable companions with their acute intuition. All people who are curious about how fynbos and other plants around them can bring longevity, cure, alleviate ailments or medical conditions suffered by themselves or those around them. Whether it be cancer or a pounding headache from tick bite fever, nature all-ways has an antidote for you!!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A herb walk in the indigenous medicinal and edible plant garden, this is an opportunity to learn how to identify the plants. Meeting and connecting with the plants will help to awake your intuition. Each course brings new information about how to identify the plants, depending on the season . You may meet them seeding, sprouting, budding or flowering. Learn about the medicinal properties of chosen plants, how to prepare them in the form of tinctures, creams/gel, infusions (teas) and/or poultices. Prepare tinctures, oils and creams and take home with you for your own experiments and use.
Enjoy a meal and refreshments created by Veld and Sea’s inspiring forager and chef, Roushanna Gray.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks and a wholesome lunch based on ingredients foraged and harvested in the Good Hope Nursery gardens.
You will also receive a booklet featuring sixteen fynbos plants with pictures, how to propagate them, how to prepare them and explains the different ways of preparing medicinal plants. You will take home a tincture, a cream/gel and an oil that you prepared during the workshop.
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!
R620 p/person or R2200 for a group of 4. Children under 17yrs R250, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.
Facilitator: Zanele Bosch: learn more on www.philaninaturalhealth.co.za
Only here in Cape Town for a short time and don’t see any dates that suit your schedule? Take a look at some of the private foraging experiences offered below…
VELD AND SEA 2018 GIFT VOUCHERS
Give the gift of experience! Valid for for the whole year of 2018, redeemable at any of our Veld and Sea events, to the value of your choice. Details HERE