Want to fill your plate with food that is sustainably, ethically and locally grown or foraged? Think you can't do it because you live in a city? Meet Oliver Brown, from Fat of the Land and Sea. Oliver has just finished spending a year living on wild and homegrown food, while living in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Oliver's diet was grown, foraged, fished, hunted and bartered - all while he worked his day job in the city.
Our cities and surrounds can provide more than we give them credit for. This workshop and discussion will guide you through where and how to begin obtaining wild food in the city, through foraging, fishing and hunting - including tastings. We'll take a look at traditional foodways for Aboriginal people in the area, foraging for large storable harvests, preserving the harvest, foraged food safety, and the environmental and ethical considerations, allowing you to walk away with a whole new perspective on how you can feed yourself from your city.
Suitable for: All ages.
The teacher: Oliver Brown is a forager and the founder of Fat of the Land and Sea. He is an archaeologist with an obsession about where food comes from and how it gets to the table. This has made him enough of a forager, fisher, hunter, gardener, beekeeper and cook to take on the challenge of going for a year living on wild and homegrown food with just a handful of other ingredients allowed into the kitchen. All while keeping up the office day job and family life in suburban Sydney.