Urban Weed Forage with Annie Raser-Rowland
Take a walk around Perth City Farm with Annie Raser-Rowland, co-author of the bestselling Weed Forager’s Handbook, and discover the marvelous world of edible weeds – free, tasty, super-nutritious, and growing right at your back door! Learn which ones you can eat, how to harvest and prepare them, and hear about humanity’s rich history of appreciating these plants. As part of our permaculture practice we often let weeds grow in our garden beds, they feed the pollinators, and sometimes us too! Take advantage of our spray-free farm to learn all about weeds from an expert.
This event will take place during Perth City Farm’s weekly Farmer’s Market, so make sure you leave time to explore the stalls and treats on offer! Annie Raser-Rowland used to make art, but became suspicious that the natural world was frequently outdoing her, and with greater finesse. She took up making gardens for the sake of beauty, but soon realised she could feed herself at the same time. Her passion for exploring alternative food equations has since led to studies in permaculture and horticulture, and co-authoring The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia and The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More.
Perth City Farm is a 28-year-old urban farm enabling connected, sustainable lives. We operate our half-hectare site as a vibrant community orientated platform that provides space and opportunities to build community connections, and educates and enables people to live sustainably.