There is a feast of flavour out there! Keen to explore?

Nikki Brighton is wild about weeds. A writer, activist, and locavore, she is well known in the Midlands for her passion for the environment, community, rewilding, and local living.

Nikki’s immersive experiences focus on finding and tasting weeds in gardens and public spaces.   She knows all the spots to find wild food – and where to source the best local ingredients in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. With Nikki as your guide, you will learn to identify various delicious edibles and surprise your palate while foraging for free food.

“The deliberate erasure of our knowledge is a great calamity. In this bountiful part of the world, nobody should be poor or hungry. Your workshops contribute to restoring our food memories.”

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Next Exploration Dates: 4 April Howick; 19 April Nquthu; 22 April Wakkerstroom; 7 May Kloof Conservancy; 8 May The Place Salt Rock; 31 May-2 June Forage and Feast at Buddhist Retreat Centre Ixopo; 7 June – 6 July Midlands Wellness Festival Howick; Winter Wild Lunch 22 June; Local Food Walk 27 June; Edible Winter Weeds 28 June; Women’s Wild Weekend 27 – 30 June; Dargle Forest Walk 4 July; Wild Forest Picnic 5 July

Wild About Weeds – an introduction to uncultivated food – Order a copy for R400 plus postage: nikki@plantabundance.co.za Books available at Dustcovers in Nieu Bethesda; Dovehouse in Howick; Rock Paper Scissors at The Old Mushroom Farm Karkloof; Woza Moya in Hillcrest; The Cavern in Winterton; Three Tree Hill Lodge in Bergville; Sani Lodge Backpackers near Himeville; Oaklands in Van Reenen, Folio Books in Cape Town.

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