Join avid forager and food gardener, Doris Pozzi, and artist, Caitlin Franzmann, for a guided weed walk around the grounds of the Museum. Discover the healing properties and possible uses of plants that have been deemed ‘unwanted’ along the edge of the lake and within the rolling lawns, whilst discussing the values that underpin such classifications. How do we work with weeds responsibly? What are the plants telling us—about the soil, about the climate, about history? How do we listen?
Doris Pozzi has been an avid forager and food gardener most of her life, starting out in an Italian household in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs and more recently moving to a small acreage forest garden in the beautiful Yarra Valley. As her passion for edible weeds developed Doris found herself doing more and more research to discover the range of weeds available locally, their properties and ways of preparing them in the kitchen. Her books Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne and Wild Mushrooms – The Beginner’s Foraging Guide grew out of that interest.
Friday 10 April 10am (12 tickets only)