Foraging 101 (Outdoor Session), hosted by Esmonde Luo

This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge

This session is now full. Please register at the link below to be put on our waiting list. We may open a second session with sufficient demand.

For the outdoor session, students will be brought into a wilder environment for a practical introduction to foraging. Students will be taught how to identify edible plants – plants different from those found in urban environments. The class will also briefly explore other food options in the wild.

Topics Covered:

  • A practical introduction to foraging (caution, responsibility, etc)
  • Plants found in a wild(ish) setting
  • Edibility Test
  • Preparing and cooking (cooking is dependent on what is found that day)

About Esmonde Luo

Esmonde is a tutor, gardener, and amateur forager. He also works on various film and theatre productions, especially in the area of art direction. From time to time, he cooks and hosts dinners – both of which give him much joy. This year, he is leaving his teaching job to spend more time on cultivating his kitchen garden and practising his cooking.

As part of his exploration, he hopes to incorporate his foraged findings and lesser-known herbs into his recipes.


All classes in A Home for the Arts run on barter. When registering please select one (or more) of the following that you would like to give in exchange for the class.

  • Something useful I can plant
    (This includes, seeds, seedlings, rooted clippings, tubers, rhizomes, and such. Do tell me what the plant is, or at least have a simple description of what it is used for. Packet seeds are good, too.)
  • Something I can eat/drink
    (The only condition is that it must be home-made, preferably by you.)
  • Something I can cook
    (This could be something dried or preserved, that I could use for cooking. Alternatively, this could be a recipe, preferably something of your own making, or passed down within your family.)

Saturday, 12 November 2016 [FULL]
Register to be put on waitlist

10:30am - 12:30pm

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