Wednesday 11 September 10am-12pm
The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Many of the common weeds in our gardens are tasty and highly nutritious, some are highly nutritious and not tasty and some should not be eaten at all. If you would like to know more about identifying good weeds to eat and what to do with them, then this is the workshop for you.
The workshop will begin by looking at and tasting, a number of weeds that are commonly found in the garden in Spring including chickweed, nettles, plantain, dandelion, fat hen and cleavers. Then our presenter Cathy Bouma will teach you the best way to taste plants safely and talk about what to do with these weeds (other than throwing them in your compost heap!).
Cathy loves making herbal pesto with all sorts of different herbs and weeds, and will discuss the various ingredients that go into making a pesto and how to make a pesto nut free, dairy free etc. She will also demonstrate how to make some simple pestos using weeds and herbs and provide recipes sheets.
As herbal teas are her passion, she will also have some simple, fresh herbal teas to taste using lemon balm and mint, herbs that many people will have already in their gardens.
Cost: $25 (includes GST)
Registrations close Friday 6 September
Presented by Cathy Bouma from Tuahiwi Botanicals