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Wild Skills Workshop with Diego Bonetto + Leafy
October 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reconnecting with the primal skills of our ancestors is nourishing, invigorating, and fun!
The skills you’ll learn on this family-friendly weekend are ancient art forms practiced by all cultures around the world for countless generations. These skills are a powerful way to revive our connection to the earth.
Join renowned forager Diego Bonetto and Bushcraft expert Leafy for a 3 hours up-skilling experience.
We will divide the experience into two sessions. We will start at 10 am with an introduction to foraging for wild edible and medicinal plants by Diego, learning the basics of plant identification and empowering yourself with 15+ edible and medicinal plants living all around you.
This will be followed by an information-packed session with Leafy, covering native plants and useful skills for thriving in the bush.
This is a great lead-in for people who have no experience in wild skills but also a fantastic chance to further your knowledge by engaging with two of the most respected teachers in the field.
Skills for life!
About your hosts:
Leafy is an experienced survival and adventure instructor, and an educator on edible and medicinal plants. He is also a qualified permaculture designer and outdoor recreationalist. In his past life, he was also a butcher.
See more about Leafy’s journey on the website here > www.leafy-adventures.com/leafys-bio
Diego is an edible weeds advocate based in Sydney, most famous for his offering of urban foraging workshops.
Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers promoting a new understanding of what the environment has to offer. You see a weed, Diego sees food.
Diego has received a substantial amount of media including Gardening Australia appearances, articles on Marie Claire, GQ Australia, SMH, and segments on ABC and SBS.
See more about Diego’s journey on his website here >
Departing from the carpark of Lithgow Blast Furnace
Lithgow, NSW 2790
Sunday, 9 October, 10am to 1pm
Friends in forage (two adults) $100
Please note this workshop is not suitable for children 10 years or younger.
Each participant will receive a follow-up email after the event with further information and links about all the plants we will discuss on the day.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE FINALISING YOUR BOOKING.
This is an all-weather event. We will only cancel the outing in case of heavy rain or dangerously gusty winds, via email and phone call 2 days before the date, offering a place on another tour.
Refund Policy: Due to the nature of the event, we will not issue any refunds for unused tickets sold. Please make sure you are available to attend before you finalise your booking. If you can no longer attend you can pass on the ticket to someone else and let us know.