Join us for some deliciously exciting workshops this season – We are heading back to the beach for the much anticipated return of our coastal forages, plus there are some new and exciting collaborative workshops featured in the lineup which we are very excited to share with you!
To book for any of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
COASTAL FORAGING 2017
Saturday 7th Jan 10am – 2pm
Saturday 21st Jan 9am – 1pm
Saturday 11th Feb 9am – 1pm
Saturday 25th Feb 9am – 1pm
This half day course 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 and snack 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 at the Good Hope Nursery in Cape Point with our foraged food to prepare and create an outdoor lunch banquet.
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.
More info on our website HERE
Cost: R550 per person/R2000 for a group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.
BOTANICAL COCKTAIL WORKSHOP
Saturday 26th Nov 11am-3pm
Join Caitlin Hill, co-owner of Mothers Ruin, Gin Bar 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 email@example.com
FORAGED WREATH WORKSHOP
Saturday 10th Dec 2pm-5pm
Join us for this fun and festive wreath making workshop at the beautiful home of artist and singer songwriter Amy Ayanda. A day of dreaming and creating, learn to use natures symmetry and design in two beautiful wreaths to take home. Led by foraging teacher Roushanna Gray, there will be a demo and introduction followed by a wreath making session with summers wild flowers, fynbos and foliage. No experience necessary and all equipment will be provided. Enjoy floral inspired snacks, home-made kombucha and botanical cocktails.
Spaces are limited to 10 participants.
Cost: R500 per person or R450 if you bring a friend.
KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
Monday 12th Dec 10am-1pm
Tuesday 13th Dec 10am-1pm
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! So imagine how fun a morning of gathering and tasting different scented leaves and edible flowers would be! The kids will learn fun facts about which plants the birds and butterflies love, get to meet the farm animals, create some artwork, make and eat delicious pizzas or scones with the foraged and harvested ingredients to enjoy with yummy Fynbos iced tea, and have fun in the playground with new friends.
VENUE: Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point
COST: R280 for one, or bring a friend and each pay R220
TO BOOK: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This is a small holiday class – please book soon to avoid disappointment. Any kids under the age of 4 require a parent/guardian to accompany them.
COASTAL FORAGING + HAND PLANE WORKSHOP
Saturday 17 Dec 9.30am
We will start off the day meeting at the beach, and after an intro and snack 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 Burnett Wood Surfboards workshop for a coffee and a snack before starting on your handplane creations under the expert guidance of Patrick Burnett. This handplane course offers the opportunity to make a functional and beautiful surfcraft out of wood in one day. Participants will learn about the enjoyment of bodysurfing, the design dynamics that underpin handplanes and the pleasure of shaping something out of wood. Participants walk away with their own self-crafted handplane. Learn more about Patrick and his craft in this beautiful video clip HERE
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged 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
BONUS: Collect seaweed to take home and preserve in methods learned on the day.
PRICE: R1200 p/person. Full payment will secure your booking. Please note, this is a small workshop and only 6 spaces are available, so book soon to avoid disappointment.
VENUE: Scarborough beach + Burnett Surfboard Workshop
TEACHERS: Patrick Burnett and Roushanna Gray