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The Art of Foraging Workshop, Outeiro da Moura
Date: 
29/11/2020 @10.30-16.30
Where: 
Avidanja, Outeiro da Moura, Montemor-o-velho, Coimbra
Price: 
45,00 €
This is not a workshop that will teach you that ‘Nature is a Supermarket’ but rather one that will start you on a lifelong journey into real relationship with plants, fungi and all the beings that support them...

This one-day workshop is for anyone who would like to get closer to Nature and learn to eat from the everyday plants and weeds that grow around them. In English gathering your food from the wild is called ‘foraging’ and the way I forage is with deep respect and reverence for the Natural world. This is not a workshop that will teach you that ‘Nature is a Supermarket’ but rather one that will start you on a lifelong journey into real relationship with plants, fungi and all the beings that support them.

The day will be experiential and we will take time to meet the plants slow down to ‘plant’ time so we can really begin to know them. We will use all of our senses as we dive into their green world.

The day will also be practical with a lot of time given to identifying, collecting and tasting the different plants until you are confident to start foraging at home. We will also discuss the many benefits of foraging and of nutritional content of the individual plants. Wild food is many times more nutritious than most of the food we buy.

From the workshop you will:

  • Become skilled at identifying some common edible wild plants you can find in your area
  • Understand the importance of learning the growing habits and timings of these useful ‘weeds’
  • Discover how to eat these common wild plants raw and cooked
  • Uncover the deep connection between yourself and the natural world
  • Discover the benefits of bringing wild plants into your garden and kitchen
  • Learn some medicinal properties of familiar weeds
  • Discover teas you can make from common plants
  • Take home full colour handouts of the most common plants
  • Enjoy a simple, delicious vegetarian lunch with some of the plants we will find ourselves.

 

What previous participants have said:

"The course has a respectful approach to foraging, to help be more mindful and most importantly it inspired me to forage more, especially for health.  I think the more natural activities we do, the more respect we have and the more we observe changes in the environment." Charles

I hold so dearly this day in my heart as it showed me further ways in which I am part of the places I inhabit. Laura is a knowledgeable, gentle, fun, and deeply grounded guide and I look forward to applying all the hands-on info and learning more in the future. " Corina

"Laura's foraging workshop has been a great experience for me. Her scientific knowledge combined with a deep sense of connection with nature has left me with a curiosity to explore further and a comforting feeling of belonging." Julien

"Thanks again for the wonderful day and all the info you shared with us. Love the way you treat nature, with so much love and respect. I have learned a lot and am now motivated to explore and learn more, really looking forward to that." Noor

 

The workshop will be in English and is held in Avidanja, Outeiro da Moura , 3140-618. I will send you directions when you book your place.

The day will start at 10.30am and finish around 4:30pm.

The cost for the day is €45 which includes a simple and delicious vegetarian lunch and digital handouts.

To ensure the best learning environment places are strictly limited and the workshops do sell out so reserve your place early!

For more information or to inscribe please email me - Laura Williams - arcticskua@gmail.com. For any other questions call me on 961480954

 

 

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The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.

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