Event held on September 30

Wilding: The Secret life of Urban Plants Program Symposium

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM


Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Wilding: The Secret Life of Urban Plants public program of events invites you to consider the plant-life around in new ways. Created to complement the community arts project Embracing the Familiar by Rebecca Mayo, the series includes foraging walks, a symposium and a workshop. Join Sydney based edible weeds advocate and wild food expert Diego Bonetto for a 2.5-hour stroll around the local area and learn about common edible and medicinal plants that surround us. Hear local stories of plant resilience woven with cultural trivia, migrant perspectives, and native wisdom. Find out about the role weeds play in repairing soil and how they are used for food, craft and natural remedies. There are several walks taking place in Spring. Diego Bonetto will also be joining Kamilaroi man and First Nations cultural educator Aaron Chatfield and artist Rebecca Mayo to host a Symposium. Aaron is an expert in local plant species and is well-known for his work, with schools and organisations, improving Canberra’s understanding of connecting to plant ecosystems. Using storytelling to discuss how plants have been used to nourish and heal, speakers will share their thoughts on why we should rethink urban greenspaces and our gardens. New dates and booking links will be advised soon. Entry Cost All tickets $25