Callan Park Wild Food Walk
Presented by Diego Bonetto
Naturalist Diego Bonetto will introduce you to the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds on a two hour tour. To some plantain, dandelion, chickweed and sow-thistle are a nuisance, to others they are a delicious salad and a seasonal treat. Learn about the most common species growing in your garden, along the green belts and in parks and reserves. Find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies. Discover ways to safely harvest from the urban ‘wild’ and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals.
What will be provided?
The participants will be issued with a pamphlet detailing the species encountered.
Workshop/participants to bring
This is a family, wheelchair and pet friendly stroll in the park, bring your camera and notebook, dress for the weather.
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER
10:00am – 12:00pm
Callan Park Balmain Road, Rozelle
Booking essential Calling 0412 119 061
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As part of his practice he has been working with WeedyConnection, and environmental art campaign.
The project is based on research provided by discipline as far apart as biology, anthropology, palaeontology, social ecology, and ethno botany in order to formulate ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
As part of the campaign Diego collaborates extensively with chefs, academics, herbalist, brewers, soap makers, producers, educators and land owners presenting Wild Stories, a program of workshops, tours, community engagement projects and exhibitions.
Diego is now collaborating with a cluster of programmers and web producers to create WildFoodMap.
WildFoodMap is a Google mapping overlay facilitating a community-driven wild food and medicine plant identification while locating it. We’ve set out to provide a platform to flag sources of free food and medicine plants (native or not) living in the landscape sharing locations and related knowledge through social media interaction.
The project has received a substantial amount of media including a Gardening Australia segment and articles on Marie Claire, GQ, SMH, ABC Radio and SBS.
Wild Food Map is currently one of the finalists of FBI’s SMAC Award.