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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