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Slow Food-Explore Edible Weeds

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Howick, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Nikki

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will chat about the common edible weeds found across the world and why eating weeds is the ultimate slow food. We will explore local gardens, the neighbourhood and the banks of the uMngeni River. After identifying various tasty edibles, we will gather our favourites. Over a simple picnic that includes wild food (and other ingredients produced by the local Slow Food Community - artisan bread, calf-at-foot cheese, unusual chutney), there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discover new flavours. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a local cookbook which includes a section on common edible weeds (all funds to support township food security programme).
We will chat about the common edible weeds found across the world and why eating weeds is the ultimate slow food. We will explore local gardens, the neighbourhood and the banks of the uMngeni River. After identifying various tasty edibles, we will gather our favourites. Over a simple picnic that includes wild food (and other ingredients produced by the local Slow Food Community - artisan bread, calf-at-foot cheese, unusual chutney), there will be…

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What's included

  • Food
    edible weed nibbles
From R500
/ person
Mon, Oct 12
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R500 per person
R500 per person
Tue, Oct 13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R500 per person
R500 per person
Wed, Oct 14
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R500 per person
R500 per person

Meet your host, Nikki

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a locavore, food activist and regular weed eater. I am astonished at the free food all around us, which often goes unused and am constantly trying new plants I find on my walks - always doing a little research before tasting them! I know all the spots in our area to find edible weeds and wild food - and where to source the best local ingredients in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Taste my world on social media:
instagram.com/plantabundance
instagram.com/mnandimpop
facebook.com/nicola.jane.brighton
plantabundance.wordpress.com
midlandsmosaic.wordpress.com
I am a locavore, food activist and regular weed eater. I am astonished at the free food all around us, which often goes unused and am constantly trying new plants I find on my walks - always doing a little research before tasting them! I know all the spots in our area to find edible weeds and wild food - and where to source the best local ingredients in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Taste my world on social media:
instagram.com/plantabundance
instagram.com/mnandimpop
facebook.…
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About the organization: Slow Food



Slow Food is a global network of local communities founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast-food culture. Since its founding, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.

Where you'll be

We will walk in the Greendale Park neighbourhood and along the banks of the uMngeni River in Howick.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Dan
January 2020
Well worth doing. We have lost the knowledge of the abundance of wild plant food in our environment. These plant foods are sadly lacking in our daily foods. They have an abundance of phytonutrients that allow our DNA to get what it expects to allow it to do the chemistry of life. Nikki showed us the plants growing wild and then prepared lunch using these plants. It was absolutely delicious. She is a master of her craft.
Well worth doing. We have lost the knowledge of the abundance of wild plant food in our environment. These plant foods are sadly lacking in our daily foods. They have an abundance…
Sandra
February 2020
What an incredible day spent with Nikki !! Her knowledge of weed foraging is fabulous. I cannot wait to do another one
Kelvin
January 2020
Fantastic

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Mon, Oct 12
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    R500 per person
  • Tue, Oct 13
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    R500 per person
  • Wed, Oct 14
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    R500 per person
  • Mon, Oct 19
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    R500 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Remember to wear comfortable clothing so you can enjoy your foraging walk. Call me if you have questions 083 473 3074

What to bring

A hat, walking shoes