With foraging and wild food expert Peter Langlands and herbalist Cornelia Holten
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Date: Saturday, 28th September 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula
Please note that there is also a Fishing Workshop on the same day in the afternoon.
We not only feed our bodies with highly nutritious food that has not been tempered with through breeding techniques to increase shelf life and transportability, but we also feed our soul, reduce stress and reconnect to our primal inner being. For millions of years humans ate what they gathered on a daily basis. That we are removed from growing and foraging our food and are now buying it from a supermarket is only a blink in the timeline of human evolution. Connecting to our roots can have a significant effect on us.
During this foraging tour you will learn about many spring greens that are widespread throughout New Zealand and that can be found in many backyards. Peter and Cornelia will explain their nutritional and medicinal value and easy ways to prepare them. You will also learn about edible seaweeds that can be used to enhance the food we cook and give us umami flavour. Packed with an abundance of nutrients, minerals and trace elements, seaweeds are freely available and easy to incorporate into our diet.
For questions please contact Cornelia: email@example.com
More about Cornelia Holten
MEd (Integrative Learning), Certificate in Organic Horticulture and Herbal Medicine
Cornelia is an herbalist and slow food educator with a passion for simple living, DIY, herbs and self-sufficiency. A certificate in Organic Horticulture, the Soil Food Web, an Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine and living on a farm in Pigeon Bay equip her with a lot of knowledge and experience with growing food and living a healthy life. She is teaching workshops on sustainable food systems, whole foods, fermentation, primal diets and organic gardening. A thirst for knowledge and a passion for new scientific studies keep her well informed on those topics.
More about Peter Langlands
B.Sc (Zoology), Diploma of Science (Ecology)
Peter's passion for foraging goes back to childhood, but has developed through his work as an ornithologist and a conservation researcher. From the upper Rangitata River to the Catlins, Peter has travelled extensively in the South Island, working to protect endangered species, such as the wrybill plover and the Australasian bittern, while also exploring nature's bounty in the wider sense. He loves the abundance Banks Peninsula has to offer and is thrilled to take us on a culinary tour.