Foraging experience in tuscany

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Foraging For Tuscany’s
Botanical Delicacies


Invest in your wellbeing with this extremely unusual introduction to wild plant identification. Hunt for wild plants alongside an expert botanist as you stretch your legs and your senses, learning to find and distinguish edible versus non-edible plants in their natural habitat. Sample the bounty of your foraging as your put your wild ingredients to good use in the kitchen with a unique cooking class focused on the creation of a naturally delicious meal based on wild herbs and plants.

Behind the nature’s wild harvest

Discover the science of phytoalimurgia, the scientific approach to wild edible plants developed by Italian physician Giovanni Tozzetti in 1767.  Decipher the name piece by piece as you learn that “phyton” refers to plants, “alimos” refers to the elimination of hunger, and “ergon” is a reference to work and activity.  This walk on the wild side will give you insight into identifying wild plants and herbs that can be highly beneficial to our daily lives. Experience a walk in the countryside from a new perspective with your personal field guide to edible wild plants...

Discover the science of phytoalimurgia, the scientific approach to wild edible plants developed by Italian physician Giovanni Tozzetti in 1767.  Decipher the name piece by piece as you learn that “phyton” refers to plants, “alimos” refers to the elimination of hunger, and “ergon” is a reference to work and activity.  This walk on the wild side will give you insight into identifying wild plants and herbs that can be highly beneficial to our daily lives. Experience a walk in the countryside from a new perspective with your personal field guide to edible wild plants. 

Roberto Vetromile, botanical researcher and expert in wild plants, takes you into the countryside of Tuscany to search for  extremely healthy, often overlooked plants, berries, herbs and other elements of nature’s wild harvest. You will learn the nutritional value of many seasonal things available in a typical rural landscape and develop new skills as you spend a morning with this natural scientist, gaining new knowledge as Robert shares his years of experience with you during your ramble through the hills and fields of Tuscany.

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In the sounds and scents of nature

The Tuscan wilderness becomes your unique specialty food shop as you set out on a walk through cool woods dappled with sunlight, gentle hills carpeted with wild flowers and vast golden fields bordered by deep hedges filled with wild fruits and herbs.  Remember childhood days of unlimited freedom to explore as you stroll away from the restrictions of city life and into the countryside that offers up the richness of its produce. Rediscover the simple pleasure of finding an unexpected edible treat or the tiny splash of color that is a vibrant wildflower tucked into long platinum grasses...

The Tuscan wilderness becomes your unique specialty food shop as you set out on a walk through cool woods dappled with sunlight, gentle hills carpeted with wild flowers and vast golden fields bordered by deep hedges filled with wild fruits and herbs.  Remember childhood days of unlimited freedom to explore as you stroll away from the restrictions of city life and into the countryside that offers up the richness of its produce. Rediscover the simple pleasure of finding an unexpected edible treat or the tiny splash of color that is a vibrant wildflower tucked into long platinum grasses.  

Your foray into Tuscany’s natural landscape will be framed by the seasons, the weather and your personal base, allowing each wilderness experience to be uniquely designed for optimal wild plant identification.  Imagine the thrill of finding edible mushrooms under a blanket of damp leaves in the autumn or picking warm blackberries from a summer hedgerow humming with lazy bees and a rainbow of whirling butterflies. Feel winter’s last nip in the air as you walk through chilly springtime meadows and smell the heady scent of wild garlic just making its way out of the earth.  Learn to make use of each season’s unique edible plants and become attuned to the ancient rhythms of the earth and its wild fauna as you make your way through the countryside of Tuscany. 

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The simple pleasure of finding

Don your walking shoes and join forces with respected ethnobotanical researcher Roberto Vetromile for a journey into all-round healthy living.  A morning’s walk learning wild plant identification fills your lungs with fresh air, exercises your muscles, gives you new knowledge and helps you achieve a new psycho-physio balance.  Immersed in the sounds and scents of nature, you learn to use your senses, seeking out the wealth of healthy ingredients readily available among the indigenous plants of Tuscany. Roberto becomes your guide to edible wild plants and you will gain the ancient skills necessary to make the correct visual analysis, avoiding poisonous plants and concentrating on identifying fresh specimens of useful plants, herbs and flowers.  Hungry from your busy day of foraging for Mother Nature’s treasures, you bring your harvest back to the warm welcome of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse kitchen for a master class in cooking healthy dishes made with wild ingredients...

Don your walking shoes and join forces with respected ethnobotanical researcher Roberto Vetromile for a journey into all-round healthy living.  A morning’s walk learning wild plant identification fills your lungs with fresh air, exercises your muscles, gives you new knowledge and helps you achieve a new psycho-physio balance.  Immersed in the sounds and scents of nature, you learn to use your senses, seeking out the wealth of healthy ingredients readily available among the indigenous plants of Tuscany. Roberto becomes your guide to edible wild plants and you will gain the ancient skills necessary to make the correct visual analysis, avoiding poisonous plants and concentrating on identifying fresh specimens of useful plants, herbs and flowers.  Hungry from your busy day of foraging for Mother Nature’s treasures, you bring your harvest back to the warm welcome of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse kitchen for a master class in cooking healthy dishes made with wild ingredients.

Botanist and professional chef join forces to teach you the essentials of cleaning and preparing your wild finds.  Your chef’s experience as a food writer, teacher and culinary expert are immediately evident as she shares her passion for cooking and eating well.  You will work alongside this delightful and generous expert to create a delicious meal together, based entirely on nature’s gifts. In the convivial atmosphere of this welcoming and original kitchen you will share your feast and enjoy the continuing conversation about identifying wild plants, 0 km food, healthy living and respect for our natural environment.

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