Veld and Sea…

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On land, at sea, in forests and mountains, there is food all around us, we just have to open up our senses and reconnect.

When I saw this, I was immediately intrigued! I signed up! Definitely a delicious wild adventure!

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Throughout our lives, we take long walks on the beach, explore a few rockpools and look into the distance, far-far over the horizon. But do we really know what is right there before our eyes? Do we understand the nutritious value of the creatures we so often pull-up our noses for?

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My whole life changed after this workshop. I can never take another walk on the beach without noticing seaweeds as stinky but edible and nutritious sea plants, or the abundance of invasive mussel species. The most important lesson I take with me is sustainable harvesting.

Geared with my booties and mollusc permit, I was set to go! We spent the day foraging and enjoying wild food snacks. A three-course meal was prepared with our finds. I learnt how to prepare and preserve coastline wild foods.

Apart from the newly gained coastal knowledge I have once again walked away with a new found respect for our beautiful and abundant coastline. The awe-inspiring images of our beautiful Cape Point will stay with me forever (not long before I take Mish to her first coastal foraging workshop!)

This is something I would recommend to anyone! Do yourself this favour and learn about your environment and the luxuries it has to offer.

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