We’ll its time for the Woodstock of Gawler amateur herbalism, Food Underfoot!
On Sept 23rd at 11ish, I’ll be taking a foraging walk through Henry Chenoweth Reserve in Gawler where we will take a look at the seasonal, local, food and medicinal herbs available.
Last year, if I remember correctly, we looked at Chickweed, Dandelion, Catsear, Fumitory, Black Berry Nightshade, Plantain, Petty Spurge, Nettles, Nasturtium, Sow Thistle, Milk Thistle, Castor Oil Plant, Green Amaranth, Goose foot, Wild Lettuce and Storksbill.
We discussed their food value, medicinal uses, history and environmental value. It was all pretty good.
Henry Chenoweth Reserve is along the South Para River, between the Gawler Community House and The Elderly Center. It’s probably best to park in the Elderly Center car park, cross the foot bridge and meet at the seating in the pic above.
From there we’ll wander and frolic to our heart’s content.
One note – Gawler Council contractors do spray in this reserve. That makes eating much of the stuff a poor idea but there’s no better place in Gawler to learn to identify these plants.
Once again, the link Food Underfoot