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UPDATE - Edible Weeds Walk and Talk with Diego Bonetto

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UTS Library is hosting a FREE workshop - Edible Weeds Walk and Talk with Diego Bonetto - as part of our Green Week 2017 events program. 

1pm - 3pm
Friday 26 May 2017
Meet outside the UTS Library 

Register to attend

Naturalist Diego Bonetto will introduce you to the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds on a two-hour urban tour. To some, plants like plantain, dandelion, chickweed, and sow-thistle are a nuisance - to others, they are a delicious salad and 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 the urban ‘wild’ and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals. 

If the weather is wet, we're still on - we'll just be hosting the talk indoors instead. 

About Diego Benetto

Diego is an edible weeds advocate based in Sydney, most known for his urban foraging workshops.

Building on knowledge he acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the ever-present food and medicinal plants that surround us. He collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers to promote new understandings of what the environment has to offer.

This event is delivered as part of the UTS Library's Green Week 2017 Program.

Thank you for attending!
A note from Diego

Dear participants,

Thank you so much for coming along to the workshop on Friday, below a follow up with the species I remember we looked at and a few more links you might want to consider. 

Happy weeding everyone!

Someone asked about other workshops I offer, please visit diegobonetto.com for details and bookings.

A good link for edible plants is Plant for a future.

The link to the mapping system we are creating is wildfood.in.

Two good books:

A good forum to identify plants is on Facebook

If you have any questions and images please share them on social media:
Instagram > @theweedyone
Facebook > Wild Stories

If you liked what you experienced please leave a testimonial on the Library website or Facebook page, that way they might schedule for more.

Diego Bonetto

Edible Weeks 2016_01 Edible Weeks 2016_02 Edible Weeks 2016_03


I was there today with Diego

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Ravi, 3 years ago

I was there today with Diego and other enthusiasts. I will not look at my garden and weeds with the same eyes again.

Great event, I was able to

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Catherine, 3 years ago

Great event, I was able to take a lot away from this walk. I would definitely recommend it to other students and Diego is the perfect host.  

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