Summer Re-Treat

SUMMER  RESTIVAL

3 day Coastal Adventure Retreat

Jan 2019

A festive camping weekend for adventurers,  filled with flowers, wild flavours, foraging, picnics, yoga, ocean time, fire cooking, botanical cocktails, creating, and beautifully balanced with lots of time for play and rest, reading and relaxation.

Location: Cape Point

To view the flow of events, more info and booking details, please email Roushanna on veldandsea@gmail.com

For booking details, please email
veldandsea@gmail.com

MEET YOUR ADVENTURE GUIDES

JUSTIN WILLIAMS (1)

Founder of Veld and Sea, Roushanna Gray is a wild food
innovator and avid forager. She teaches adults and children
about indigenous edible foods through immersive experiences,
connection and creativity. Inspired by the local edible
indigenous plant availability, she has been experimenting with
the exciting flavours and diversity of Fynbos and Indigenous
plants for the past ten years. The wide range of delicious and
nutritious culinary offerings from the beautiful inter-tidal rock
pools along our coastline also play a major role in her cooking classes and workshops.

JUSTIN WILLIAMS (4)

Erika has a natural passion for marine environments having
spent most of her free time in childhood on or in the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. As a young adult her
interests lead her to coastal upwelling environments in Northern
California and Alaska where she studied and worked with
oceanographers, wildlife and marine biologists. It was during this
time that her interest in marine micro- organisms and large scale
oceanographic processes was piqued and prompted her MSc.
work in Southern Ocean phytoplankton ecology and carbon sequestration at the University of Cape Town and the Southern
Ocean Carbon and Climate ObservatoryRecently she has joined
forces with Veld and Sea, acting as a coastal forage guide, as
facilitator and ISA certified surf coach for many of the events and
working behind the scenes to encourage the business to bloom
further.

JUSTIN WILLIAMS (5)

After spending time working on a yacht as a sous chef
throughout the seas of Thailand, Indonesia and Australia,
Gemma Hancock attained her diploma in the culinary arts at
the South African Chefs Academy. She then returned to
cheffing on yachts, sailing around the Western Mediterranean,
inspired by the new flavours and cultures experienced on her
travels. Returning to Cape Town, she now weaves her passion
for cooking, adventure and local wild flavours into culinary
delights created for Veld and Sea’s workshops, immersive events and cooking classes.

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Upcoming Veld and Sea events ~ Winter/Spring 2018

WINTER / SPRING

Join us for some wildly deliciously workshops this season. We are offering up some new collaborative workshops and pop-up events in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin this season. Please scroll down to view our exciting late winter and early spring experiences.
To book for any of these events, please follow the Quicket links below or email veldandsea@gmail.com 

MUSHROOM FORAGING

Sunday the 8th of July 10am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS

Sunday the 15th of July  10am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS

Sunday the 22nd of July 11am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Monday the 30th of July 10am – 1pm BOOK TICKETS

Join us on this exciting winter forage led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams as we delve into the forest to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! We will be meeting in the morning and start with an educational and informative talk about wild mushrooms, followed by an exploratory foray into the forest.

Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.

Cost: R550 per person

Included: A PDF recipe booklet plus a PDF mushroom foraging guide to the Western Cape (NEW!), a post-forage picnic of nourishing seasonal veg and wild mushroom soup with farm bread topped with aubergine and wild mushroom pate, winter greens and edible flowers, porchini dust chocolate brownies and a warming wild herbal tea.

Location: to be revealed to participants closer to the time.

Spaces are limited so book your place soon!

FYNBOS FORAGING

Saturday the 21st of July 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Sunday the 29th of July 10am – 2pm BOOK TICKETS

Saturday the 11th of August 10am – 2pm 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 flowers,weeds 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. Cameras are welcome. Don’t forget an open mind and your sense of humour!

BONUS:

You can also enjoy a 10% discount in the nursery retail should you wish to purchase any indigenous plants for your garden.

PRICE:
R650 p/person. Children under 17yrs R350, Children under 2yrs free.

DURATION:
10am – 2pm

VENUE:

Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point

GUIDES:

Roushanna and Gael Gray

SURF AND WILD FLAVOUR PICNIC

14th of July 9.30am – 12.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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 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.
COST: R500 per person
VENUE: To be announced – Wind and wave dependent, it will be one of the gentle beach breaks of the Southern Peninsula.
PLEASE NOTE: Minimum 8 ppl requirement to run. 12 ppl max.

ELEMENTS AND NATURE ~ KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

12th and 13th of July

9.30am – 12.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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 prepare, as well as refreshments of fruit and spring water. Packed lunch boxes are encouraged for picky eaters and food intolerances.

Thursday 12th July – “What flavour is the season?” Winter: Explore the differences in weather, light and plants, season dependent through story, games, yoga and a seasonal wild flavour meal.

Friday 13th July – “Hello Moon” : Explore our relationship to the sun and moon, how it determines our seasons and food through crafts, story, experiments and a seasonal based wild flavour meal.

Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Ages: 4-9

DEEP SOUTH DINING ~ POP UP DINNER

 Friday the 27th of July 6.30pm – 9.30pm BOOK TICKETS

An evening of cultural fusion, wild botanical scents, indigenous ingredients and sensory surprises.

Veld and Sea chef Gemma Troy and Food Artist Stacey Leigh invite you to their full moon wild flavour / land and ocean foraged / bohemian – 7 course tasting journey at Veld and Sea’s unpredictable dinner table.

Arrival from 6.30pm for cocktails and canapés followed by a journey in flavours. The feast will lead up to a 9.30 finale and farewell toast.

Cost includes 1 x botanical cocktail accompanied by 2 canapés, 3 tapas style mains and 2 desserts.

PRICE: R600

VENUE: Veld and Sea cabin, Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Cape Point

MOON PHASE ASTROLOGY WORKSHOPS

Thursday 19th and 26th of July 9am-12pm BOOK TICKETS

This is a fun, informative and insightful astro workshops running over two Thursday mornings, which will introduce you to the basic understanding of the moon phases in astrology.

Phases of the Moon
Signs of the Moon
Focusing on elements and qualities and how they affect the emotional energy
Moon`s movement around your own chart helping you to understand the monthly rhythm more consciously.

Teacher: Anya Kotzuba is a qualified astrologer who studied at the Rod Suskin School of Astrology and received her diploma in Astrology in 2009.

She does birth chart readings, child readings, year readings and other specialised charts where she work from a practical life coaching approach that can give you the insight, inspiration and momentum to step into your power and work more consciously with your talents while also learning to recognise and work with the reactive patterns that may be holding you back.

Cost: R700 per person for both mornings.

Includes: Notes and diagrams, tea coffee and refreshments.

Venue: The Veld and Sea cabin, Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Cape Point.

MEDICINAL PLANT WORKSHOP

Friday the 3rd of August and Saturday the 4th of August 9.30am-2pm BOOK TICKETS

“Reconnect with Medicinal Plants”

Facilitated by Zanele Bosch, Manual Therapist, Natural medicine practitioner and student of Bsc Manual Osteopathy and Dr of Botanical medicine.

A two day workshop that re-introduces us to our innate knowledge and connection with plants. The workshop can be joined by those aspiring to work with plants as medicine or those who wish to expand their knowledge in this subject. The programis divided into two half days; allowing enough time to connect, explore and to have hands on participation by preparing the medicinal remedies.

Memory is best awakened through action!

Day 1 “awaken your intuition”
Friday 3rd of August 9:30 – 14:00

Awaken your intuition

Through connecting with the plants, you will discover their medicinal properties and uses. The learning will happen through your intuition. During the herb walk you will do further self led discovery of the herbs and plants growing at the Good Hope Nursery gardens. This will also be a time for questions and answers and the facilitator will explain further about the medicinal properties of the plants you are curious about. Participants will gather their ingredients to use during the preparation of remedies time.

Day 2 “create with intention”
Saturday the 4th of August 9:30 – 14:00

Creating with intention

In this day we introduce the “secret ingredient”, you learn about the different ways to prepare plant medicine and about which parts of the plant to use for the various preparations. You will re-visit the ingredients that you will be using to make an oil, a tincture, a balm/salve or cream and then, begin the practical work of making the herbal products.

COST:

R620 for joining day 1 only

R1100 for joining both days

INTO THE WILD ~ POP UP DINNER

An Eatsplorer exclusive dining experience

Saturday 25 August,  5pm-9pm

Join wild food forager Roushana Gray, for an immersive 4 course dining experience, showcasing a delicious range of hyper local and seasonal flavours. Every interactive dish will be presented with a story behind it and each paired perfectly with a botanical cocktail. Guests will be led on a walk to discover cocktail garnishes, canapés and the first meal in and around the indigenous plant nursery and gardens before settling into an enchanted banquet of incredible edible wild flavours. Expect flower crowns and fairy lights and fynbos as the theme of the evening.

Dress: Comfortable shoes and floating florals, sequins and dungarees. Please bring a warm jacket or blanket.

Included: 4 course veg/seafood courses paired with 4 botanical cocktails. A flower crown, a wild herbal bouquet and a small gift to take away.

To Book and for more info : Please contact Eatsplorer HERE  

BOTANICAL COCKTAIL WORKSHOP

Sunday the 26th of August 12pm-4pm BOOK TICKETS

Sunday the 30th of September 12pm – 4pm BOOK TICKETS

Join Caitlin Hill, brand ambassador for The Botanist Gin and wild food forager Roushanna Gray on this exciting wild alchemy, botanical and floral food filled day.

We will start with a foraging master-class in the Veld and Sea classroom, followed by a walk where we will gather wild herbs and edible flowers to be used in the drinks. You will learn the basics of cocktail making – the ingredients, techniques and equipment plus a special introduction to gin as well as how to make two classic gin based cocktails. Discover the world of tincture making and create your own bitters and infusions. A light floral inspired lunch, cocktails and refreshments will be served. Leave with a herbal bouquet and your very own wild booze creations. Recipes and notes provided.

Venue: Veld and Sea classroom, Cape Point

Cost: R650 per person.

NATURE INSPIRED EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Saturday the 1st of September 10am-2pm BOOK TICKETS

WHAT TO EXPECT: Led by textile artist Andie Reeves, come and learn the basics of embroidery, from choosing threads and fabric, creating designs and learning different stitching techniques. Participants will receive a hoop and immerse in an afternoon of stitching your own unique flora-themed design. You will leave with your hoop as well as needle and thread to carry on your new hobby at home.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: We will supply all equipment including hoops, threads, needles and fabric. Tea, cake, botanical cocktails and canapés will be served though out the day.

As this is the first official day of SPRING we will be celebrating with flower crown creations on arrival.

TEACHER: Andie Reeves has a background in fashion having previously worked as a dressmaker, stylist, sewing teacher and fashion designer. Currently working as a writer/artist/preschool teacher, her art is being exhibited at The Raptor Room and Cavalli Gallery. She is interested in all forms of textile art, especially weaving, embroidery and sewing, and is passionate about teaching others these skills.

PRICE: R550 per person

DURATION: 4 hours

VENUE: Veld and Sea kitchen classroom at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Cape Point

FLOWER WORKSHOP

Sunday the 2nd of September 11am – 3pm BOOK TICKETS

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 medicinal flower talk, botanical champagne cocktails and the preparing and sharing of a vibrant edible floral food feast.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

A flower crown and floral arrangement, tea and cake, cocktails and snacks, a floral inspired lunch, edible flower notes and recipes.

PLEASE BRING:

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.

PRICE:

R680 per person

DURATION:

4-5 hours

VENUE:

Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.

TEACHER:

Roushanna Gray

S P R I N G T I M E    R E ~T R E A T

21st – 24th September (long weekend) 

We are excited to announce Veld and Sea’s first long weekend retreat!

A festive weekend for adventure goddesses filled with flowers, wild flavours, foraging, wild beauty rituals, picnics, yoga, ocean time, fire cooking, botanical cocktails, creating, and beautifully balanced with lots of time for play and rest, reading and relaxation.

Location: Scarborough, Cape Point

For more info and booking details, please email Roushanna on veldandsea@gmail.com

PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES

Only in Cape Town for a short time and don’t see any dates that suit your schedule? Email roushanna@hotmail.com for a private 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 veldandsea@gmail.com

VELD AND SEA 2018 GIFT VOUCHERS

Give the gift of experience! Valid for up to 6 months from purchase, redeemable at any of our Veld and Sea events, to the value of your choice. Details HERE

 

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SPRING EVENTS WITH VELD AND SEA

Join us for some wildly deliciously workshops this season. Spring has sprung and we are excited to share the wonderful world of wild flavour and edible flowers with you in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin. We will be adventuring up the east coast to explore the edible landscape there, and offering up some new collaborative workshops and pop-up events in the Veld and Sea line up.
To book for any of these events, please email roushanna@hotmail.com

FYNBOS FORAGING

Sunday the 3rd of September 10am=2pm

Introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class 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.
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 sheets and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.

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!

Cost: R550 p/person or R2000 for group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.

Venue: Veld and Sea Classroom at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point.

POP-UP TEA GARDEN & PLANT SALE

Saturday the 9th of September 10am – 2pm

Join us at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery for a morning of delights ~ The Veld and Sea kitchen classroom table will be heaving with wild flavoured treats in the the pop-up tea garden, with old favorites like edible flower cupcakes, wild mint carrot cake, peppermint pelargonium koeksisters, spekboom and nasturtium quiche, fynbos iced tea and more. Our wood fired pizza oven will be operating and serving up wild herbed pizzas. You can enjoy a discount on all plants in the nursery and browse through some second hand and vintage clothing. Relax in the new outdoor area on rustic handmade wooden furniture while your kids enjoy themselves in the playground.

For inquiries or to book a table email roushanna@hotmail.com

EARTH TO OCEAN – Yoga Surf Food

Sunday the 10th of September 11am – 5pm

A Deep South Feast for the senses.

Awaken your senses and awareness with a lovely Yoga class. We will focus on core strength, upper body mobility and balanace. This will warm you up and get you ready for the optional surf session we have in store for you.
After your paddle among the waves or a walk / stretch / daydream on the beach we will have a beautiful vibrant plant based vegan meal waiting for you, along with botanical cocktails for a special Sunday sundowner session.

R450pp – Yoga and food are included. You can bring your own surf gear or hire some for R140pp (wetsuit and board).

Venue: African Soul Surfer Backpackers, Surfers Corner, Beach Rd, Muizenberg.

For bookings and information please e-mail
Claudia at yogahikecapetwn@gmail.com OR
Roushanna at roushanna@hotmail.com

JEFFERY’S BAY FORAGING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 10am – 2pm

We are excited to announce the offering of an East Coast foraging experience!

Join us exploring Jefferys Bay’s edible landscape with a walk along the beach and surrounds to discover indigenous and introduced edible plants. Learn how to sustainability harvest them, utilize them in your kitchen, how to grow them in your garden and some of their medicinal properties, learn about wild herbs and how to prepare and preserve them. We will continue on to Chef Carmen’s kitchen at Almost On The Beach guesthouse where we will prepare and share a wild flavoured meal together.

What is included: Wild food snacks and drinks, a 3 course meal prepared and shared by the group. You will also receive information sheets and recipes based on the plants we will use in the meal.

Cost: R500 per person

Venue: Kabeljous, Jeffery’s Bay

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

FLOWER WORKSHOPS

Saturday the 7th October 10am-2pm

Saturday the 14th October 10am-2pm

Immerse yourself in the blooms and blossoms, the Fynbos and foliage, the delightful and delicious – a complete floral experience. Celebrating spring and flower power  together in a beautiful botanical bunch entwined with flower crowns, floral creations, edible flower picking, champagne cocktails and the preparing and sharing of a floral food feast.

Cost: R600 per person

Includes: A light floral inspired lunch, notes and recipes, botanical cocktails and a flower crown and floral creation to take home.

Please bring: A bunch of flowers to add diversity and colour to the day – these can be bought, foraged or picked, with or without a story behind them.

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

SPRING FLAVOURS ~ Pop-up dinner

Saturday the 28th of October 5pm 

A pop up rustic early dinner dining experience in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin. This fresh floral inspired 4 course menu will be available for one evening only, all 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 roushanna@hotmail.com

Cost: R480 per person.

Venue: Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.

PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES:

Wild Food Foraging on Air B n B

Wild Food Experience with Eatsplorer

Wild Flavour Consultation with Veld and Sea 

NOW AVAILABLE: VELD AND SEA GIFT VOUCHERS…

Give the gift of experience! Valid for up to 6 months from purchase, redeemable at any of our Veld and Sea events, to the value of your choice.

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New Winter Events

We have some more wildly delicious workshops in the lineup for you. We will be offering our last three mushroom forages for the season, share some inspired gardening workshops with you and the first of the long awaited fynbos forages starts up again this weekend. For the city folk and eco boho babes there is a fun and floral event happening on Womens Day in town.

To book for any of these events, please email roushanna@hotmail.com

MUSHROOM FORAGING

Saturday 29th July 9am-12pm 

Wednesday 2nd Aug 9am-12pm TBC

Saturday 12th August 9am-12pm

Join us on our winter forest forages led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams 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 talk about wild mushrooms, then head off into the forest to find what is on offer.

Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Cost: R350
Included: Notes, recipes, post-forage refreshments of nourishing mushroom soup, bread, aubergine and mushroom pate and a warming herbal tea.
Location: to be revealed to participants closer to the time.
Spaces are limited so book your place soon!
To Book: click on the date links below to book via Quicket:

29th July

2nd August

12th August

GOOD HOPE GARDENS WORKSHOP SERIES

Gardening with the elements – practical modules on how to work with nature and not against it.

Cost: R600 per workshop or R550 per person when you bring a friend.

Teacher: All workshops are led by experienced indigenous plant landscaper Tom Gray who has worked in hard and soft landscaping for over a decade.

Venue: All workshops will take place at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.

WATER (reduce, reuse, recycle) 23rd July 10am-2pm

Focusing on residential water usage with regards to recycling water, capturing rainwater, storm water management plus spring, borehole and well point water usage. Touching on the usage of pumps and gravity fed systems. Simple filtration via use of mechanical means or living filters (reed beds) and water storage into tanks, ponds, pools or dams.

Included: Notes, water-wise plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

EARTH (soil) 30th July 10am-2pm

In this half day workshop, you will learn how to set down a good foundation from the ground up for any garden – food producing or otherwise. We will look at soil types, soil enrichment, compost making and mulching.

Included: Notes, soil enrichment recipes and suggested reading list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

AIR (wind) 8th August 10am-2pm

The Cape Of Storms is our home. This workshop deals with how to manage wind on a micro scale for the purpose of gardening. We will look at the use of indigenous trees, (edible and non) screens and structures as wind breaks, how the wind affects the soil and water usage in a garden, and touching on how wind can be harnessed to create alternative power. Looking at how aspect, micro-climate and location effect the immediate area around your house in which you are gardening.

Included: Notes, wind tolerant plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

FIRE (sun and seasons) 19th August 10am-2pm

A workshop aimed at helping to plan your garden (edible or non) in terms of seasons and how to achieve an abundance of food. We will discuss the use of indigenous plants and conventional exotic plants as food crops. Adapting your garden plan to suit what is practical and attainable compared to what you wish to have in your garden, taking into consideration our harsh, dry local climate. Discussing scenarios such as hot, sunny, dry gardens vs cold, shady, wet gardens and possible practical solutions.

Included: Notes, suggested plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

Cost: R600 per workshop. R500 for attending all 4.

FYNBOS FORAGING

Saturday the 29th of July 10am-2pm

Sunday the 13th of August 10am-2pm

Saturday the 26th of August 10am-2pm

Introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class 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.
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 sheets and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.

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!

Cost: R550 p/person or R2000 for group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.

Venue: Veld and Sea Classroom at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point.

WILD BEAUTY

9th August (Womans Day 4pm-6.30pm) 

Immerse yourself in the blooms and blossoms, the Fynbos and foliage, the delightful and delicious – a complete floral experience held in town at the Secret Gin Bar above Honest Chocolate.

Bringing feminine power and flower medicine together in a beautiful botanical bunch entwined with flower crowns, floral infusions, botanical cocktails and the creating of two wild and natural beauty products.

Included: Notes, a botanical cocktail/mocktail, a flower crown creation, two beauty products to take home.

Please bring: A bunch of flowers – foraged, bought or picked,  two small glass jars with lids.

Cost: R350 per person

Venue: Upstairs at the Secret Gin Bar, 64 Wale Street.

Space is limited so book soon! To join email roushanna@hotmail.com

Long Weekend Winter Plant Sale

LONG WEEKEND SALE! We are having a 10% sale on all plants this weekend… Friday the 16th of June – Sunday the 18th of June (Fathers Day!) from 10am-4pm 🌿 Now that we are in-between some long awaited winter rain fall, it is finally the perfect time for planting hardy indigenous plants. Propagated and grown from seed right here at the nursery – if these plants have survived the elements here at Cape Point, they will thrive in your gardens. On Sunday the Gray family (Gael, Tom and Roushanna) will be pottering around in the retail – come share a cup of hot chocolate and chat about plants! For questions or directions please email us on gaelgray@gmail.com or roushanna@hotmail.com

Veld and Sea Winter Events 2017

Join us for some deliciously exciting workshops this season. We will be heading inward to the land to experience the world of wild flavour in forests, wild mushrooms, botanical cocktails, kids holiday events, inspired gardening workshops and fragrant fynbos.
To book for any of these events, please email roushanna@hotmail.com

MUSHROOM FORAGING

Saturday 17th of June 9am-12pm

Saturday 1st July 9am-12pm

Join us on our winter forest forages led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams 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 talk about wild mushrooms, then head off into the forest to find what is on offer.

Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Cost: R350
Included: Notes, recipes, post-forage refreshments of nourishing mushroom soup, bread, aubergine and mushroom pate and a warming herbal tea prepared by wild food forager Roushanna Gray.
Location to be revealed to participants closer to the time.
Spaces are limited so book your place soon!
To join the wait list please email roushanna@hotmail.com

KIDS FORAGE AND HARVEST WORKSHOPS

Tuesday 4th July 10am-2pm ~ All ages

Thursday 6th of July 10am-2pm ~ Teenagers

Tuesday 11th July 10am-2pm ~ All ages

Kids are natural foragers. Remember growing up looking for Soursucks (Oxalis) in the winter and cape honeysuckles (Tecoma) in spring? It all comes very naturally. Imagine how fun a relaxed morning of gathering and tasting different scented leaves and edible flowers would be! This school holidays the kids will learn fun facts about which plants the birds and butterflies love, get to meet the farm animals, create some arts and crafts, make and eat delicious pizza with the foraged and harvested ingredients to enjoy with yummy wild flavoured flower drinks, and have fun in the playground with new friends.

TIME: 10am – 2pm

VENUE: Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point

COST: R280 per class for one child, or bring a friend and each pay R220 per class

TO BOOK: Please contact roushanna@hotmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: These are small holiday classes – please book soon to avoid disappointment. Any kids under the age of 4 require a parent/guardian to accompany them.

BOTANICAL COCKTAIL WORKSHOP 

Saturday the 22nd of July 11am-3pm 

 Join Caitlin Hill, brand ambassador for The Botanist Gin on this exciting wild alchemy, botanicals and floral food filled day.

We will start with a foraging master-class in the Veld and Sea classroom, followed by a walk where we will gather wild herbs and edible flowers to be used in the drinks. You will learn the basics of cocktail making – the ingredients, techniques and equipment plus a special introduction to gin as well as how to make two classic gin based cocktails. Discover the world of tincture making and create your own bitters and infusions. A light floral inspired lunch, cocktails and refreshments will be served. Leave with a herbal bouquet and your very own wild booze creations.

Venue: Veld and Sea classroom, Cape Point

Cost: R650 per person. R600 per person for a group of four

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

WILD PIZZA AND BOTANICAL DRINKS

Thursday 13th July 10am – 2pm

Join us for a delicious and nutritious day of  discovering wild flavour around us and in your own gardens, led by Roushanna Gray. Discover the delicious world of seasonally available indigenous plant flavours, aromatics and fragrances, wild herbs, edible weeds and flowers and their culinary and medicinal applications.

Includes an intro, walk and talk, a lunch of botanical drinks and pizzas (cooked on a wood fired pizza oven) all created by the group with foraged and harvested ingredients. Notes and recipes to take home.

Cost: R550 per person.

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

GOOD HOPE GARDENS WORKSHOP SERIES

Gardening with the elements – practical modules on how to work with nature and not against it.

Cost: R600 per workshop or R500 per workshop if attending all 4.

Teacher: All workshops are led by experienced indigenous plant landscaper Tom Gray who has worked in hard and soft landscaping for over a decade.

Venue: All workshops will take place at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.

EARTH (soil)

In this half day workshop, you will learn how to set down a good foundation from the ground up for any garden – food producing or otherwise. We will look at soil types, soil enrichment, compost making and mulching.

Included: Notes, soil enrichment recipes and suggested reading list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

WATER (reduce, reuse, recycle)

Focusing on residential water usage with regards to recycling water, capturing rainwater, storm water management plus spring, borehole and well point water usage. Touching on the usage of pumps and gravity fed systems. Simple filtration via use of mechanical means or living filters (reed beds) and water storage into tanks, ponds, pools or dams.

Included: Notes, water-wise plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

AIR (wind)

The Cape Of Storms is our home. This workshop deals with how to manage wind on a micro scale for the purpose of gardening. We will look at the use of indigenous trees, (edible and non) screens and structures as wind breaks, how the wind affects the soil and water usage in a garden, and touching on how wind can be harnessed to create alternative power. Looking at how aspect, micro-climate and location effect the immediate area around your house in which you are gardening.

Included: Notes, wind tolerant plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

FIRE (sun and seasons)

A workshop aimed at helping to plan your garden (edible or non) in terms of seasons and how to achieve an abundance of food. We will discuss the use of indigenous plants and conventional exotic plants as food crops. Adapting your garden plan to suit what is practical and attainable compared to what you wish to have in your garden, taking into consideration our harsh, dry local climate. Discussing scenarios such as hot, sunny, dry gardens vs cold, shady, wet gardens and possible practical solutions.

Included: Notes, suggested plant list, refreshments and a wholesome light lunch.

Please bring: Paper and pen, comfortable gardening clothes and outdoor shoes. Sun hat / rain coat.

Cost: R600 per workshop. R500 for attending all 4.

FYNBOS FORAGING

Saturday the 29th of July 10am-2pm

Sunday the 13th of August 10am-2pm

Saturday the 26th of August 10am-2pm

Introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class 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.
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 sheets and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.

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!

Cost: R550 p/person or R2000 for group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.

Venue: Veld and Sea Classroom at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point.

To book please email roushanna@hotmail.com

School Holiday Workshops

KIDS FORAGE AND HARVEST WORKSHOPS

Kids are natural foragers. Remember growing up looking for Soursucks (Oxalis) in the winter and cape honeysuckles (Tecoma) in spring? It all comes very naturally. Imagine how fun a relaxed morning of gathering and tasting different scented leaves and edible flowers would be! This school holidays the kids will learn fun facts about which plants the birds and butterflies love, get to meet the farm animals, create some arts and crafts, make and eat delicious pizza with the foraged and harvested ingredients to enjoy with yummy wild flavoured flower drinks, and have fun in the playground with new friends.

DATES: 4th of July
6th of July
11 of July

TIME: 10am – 2pm

VENUE: Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point

COST: R280 per class for one child, or bring a friend and each pay R220 per class

TO BOOK: Please contact roushanna@hotmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: These are small holiday classes – please book soon to avoid disappointment. Any kids under the age of 4 require a parent/guardian to accompany them.