Looking for a great and relaxing way to start your summer while learning something new and useful? Come and join our jolly expert team offering the necessary basic knowledge for identifying the edible plants in Finnish nature as well as tips for storing and using these plants for cooking.
Identifying some of the edible plants you can find in Finnish nature
Practical guidance for handling and storing edible wild plants
Tips for cooking
During this intensive course you will learn which are the most common edible wild plants you can pick yourself and innovative ways to utilize them. The course is instructed by Sanna Autere who is a certified wild-plant, mushroom and berry adviser as well a food journalist, and Inzwa’s Farayi Masuka who is an experienced safari and wilderness guide as well as a chef.
In order to support individual learning as well as to protect the environment, we wish to keep the group size small. Maximum number of participants for this course 15 people, so be quick and book your place soon.
TIME: 2.6.2019 at 11.00-17.00
VENUE: Sulva in Mustasaari council
PRICE: 45€/person (including VAT 24%)
Course fee includes theory, guiding, ingredients for afternoon’s cooking and tasting session, and coffee/tea. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry! We can help with transport. Additional 10€/person is charged for transport from Vaasa to the venue and back. Feel free to use your own car as well.
We will gather in Munsmo harbour in Sulva at 11 am. Fingers crossed for a beautiful and sunny summer day, but if not, don’t worry, as we have roof above our heads for the theory and cooking. Sanna will star the day with a short introduction to edible plants, and you will have a chance to enjoy some coffee and tea before the practical part.
After the introduction it’s time to start exploring the surrounding nature. Sanna will give instructions as well as to assist you in identifying the right plants while Farayi guides you through the nearby forest and meadows. By noon we'll gather to admire our catch, and to enjoy some tea, coffee and juice − and snacks, we are kindly asking you to bring along.
The whole afternoon is dedicated for preparing some lovely vegan foods for tasting. Sanna will give you general tips for cooking and storing the plants and share some of her favorite recipes to try out at home.
WHAT TO BRING?
You will need to have comfortable outdoor clothing, and hiking or good walking shoes for moving in the forest. If clouds are gathering on the sky in the morning, it is recommendable to take rain gear including gumboots.
Utensils to take notes and your phone to take pics of plants.
Please bring your own snacks to be enjoyed during lunch time. We have a fridge available for storing.
Good general health is required to take part into practical activities.
HOW TO GET TO SULVA?
Munsmo hamn can be found in the end of Munsmovägen. Please note that the navigators tend to find the address only in Swedish. There’s a sign in the crossing of Sulvantie and Munsmovägen saying Munsmo hamn. You should follow the sign and continue driving straight along Munsmovägen about 3 km until you reach a parking lot where you may leave your car.
By train, bus or bike
The closest train and bus station is in Vaasa and the course timetable is planned by taking into account the train timetable. On Sunday it is relatively difficult to get to Sulva by bus, but we are happy to organize return transport for participants needing a lift from Vaasa. The distance from Vaasa city center is about 15 km, a perfect cycling distance if you wish to combine the course with a biking expedition.
Transport service from Vaasa
We are happy to organize return transport for participants without vehicle from Vaasa city center. Contact us for more information on pick-up location and time.
- Group is kept small in order to mitigate the impact on nature during the course activities.
- We are promoting vegetarian and vegan diets. All recipes tested and offered during this course are vegan.
- All rubbish is recycled and bio-waste is composted.
- We are favoring fair-trade products and serve only fair-trade coffee and tea.
- Course learning includes information on how to enjoy nature in a sustainable manner.
- Living outside Vaasa region? We are highly recommending participants to avoid flying and to arrive to Vaasa by bus or train.
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