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!
Please note that any of these offerings are available for a medium to large private group booking.
WILD FLAVOUR POP-UP DINNER SERIES
Saturday the 9th of May:
Medicinal Mushrooms – Vegetarian menu – Speaker: Andrew Reid BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 25th of July:
Forest and Fire – Vegetarian menu – Speaker: Rein Buyze BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 29th of Aug:
Wild Winter – Ethical omnivore menu – Speaker: Roushanna Gray BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 3rd of Oct:
Feast of Flowers – Vegan menu – Speaker: Kath Kelly BOOK TICKETS
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Venue: The Veld and Sea Glasshouse in Cape Point
What to expect: Flower crowns, wild food, music and magic.
Join us for a celebration of wild flavours with this unique pop-up autumn and winter dinner series where the season determines the menu.
Dedicated to sustainable cuisine that will tantalize all of your senses, this interactive 5 course meal experience will be curated and created using fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced products. Vegetables, herbs and wild foods will be picked and prepared on site that day from our vegetable gardens. Included in the meal will be wild herbs and plants gathered from the mountainside, edible flowers picked from the gardens, wild mushrooms, dried seaweeds and offerings from our wild pantry that preserve moments and memories in time.
What is included: Botanical drinks on arrival, an informative talk by one of the Veld and Sea foraging teachers, live music, a recipe card and nature inspired gift, an interactive wild flavoured feast.
What to bring: An appetite, a sense of adventure, a blanket or shawl. Dress up in something a little extra special if you like…floating florals, sequins or dungarees, or something that has been hanging in the back of your cupboard just waiting for a special occasion, like this magical wildly delicious adventure. You are welcome to bring a bottle of your own to enjoy with the meal.
R950 per person
Saturday the 23rd of May BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 13th of June BOOK TICKETS
Location: to be revealed to participants closer to the time.
Time: 8.45am for a 9am start
Duration: 3-4 hours
Join us on this exciting autumn forage led by avid mushroom hunter and cultivator Peter Herrmann as we delve into the forest to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! We will be meeting early and begin the foray with an educational and informative talk about wild mushrooms, followed by an exploratory foray into the forest. We will discover and focus on edible and medicinal mushrooms and forage together as a community group, sharing our what we collect. After the gathering and exploring, a pre made mushroom inspired picnic will be enjoyed by all under the trees with a Q and A session with Peter.
Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Included: Notes, recipes, a post-forage mushroom inspired picnic.
Good to know: A range of Harmonic Mycology’s beautiful medicinal mushroom products will be available for sale after the forage.
Cost: R650 for adults R250 for children under 16
Spaces are limited so book your place soon!
WILDFOOD LAND FORAGING
Saturday the 27th of June 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 18th of July 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
Saturday the 8th of August 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.