Diego Bonetto’s nonna made him eat weeds… and it fomented in him a deep desire to teach others about the nutritious value of wild food because every plant has a story, from juicy Warrigal greens to wood sorrel and purslane – which I now realise is growing in my garden.
Diego is a forager, artist, storyteller and expert at identifying the nutritious plants that grow under our feet. Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, he introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us. For EDGE GreenWay he is inviting you to join a weeds discovery walk, to learn not just about the food sources in our environment but also the old tales of self-sufficiency that Italian mothers brought with them as part of their migrant legacy.
Diego collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers promoting a new understanding of what the environment has to offer and works with council and institutions to provide content for community engagement projects. You see weeds, Diego sees food.
Sunday May 9th, 11am-1pm