Native Edible & Medicinal Plants - 2 day course
4th-5th November 2017
Near Gosford, Central Coast
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Jake Cassar has spent over 20 years doing survival missions. This totally unique experience, mixed with Jake’s extensive knowledge and passion for edible native and introduced plants (weeds) for both survival and medicinal purposes, makes this a weekend not to miss.
The Native Edible & Medicinal Plants 2 Day Course is experienced over a whole weekend on a beautiful property surrounded by natural bushland near Gosford on the Central Coast.
The weekend retreat includes:
• 1 night accomodation (camping or shared accommodation)
• 2 x breakfast, 2x lunch and dinner (catered vegan food)
• welcome introduction
• discussions and talks on edible & medicinal plants
• native plant workshop
• field trip
• stories by the campfire including a Q & A with Jake.
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Camp out with Jake or choose the shared accommodation room!
Jake’s presentations/tours are upbeat, interactive, engaging and include a comprehensive display of native and exotic plants and an in-depth description of some of the plants' uses. Jake will share information on how to make rope from tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from Wattle leaves and much more.
Jake is a passionate conservationist and bushcraft teacher specialising in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants in Australia. Jake is well known for leading successful campaigns to create new National Parks on the Central Coast and for raising funds and awareness for local charities such as homeless outreach centres, youth support organisations and animal welfare groups.
Jake is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants, and has been referred to as a “Bush Tucker Guru” by the Daily Telegraph and “Aussie Bear Grills” by the Today Show on Channel 9. Jake has featured on Triple J radio, ABC radio, The History Channel, and National Indigenous Television (NITV). Jake has spent most of life fine tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls “The University of the Bush” and has taught himself much of what he knows through personal experience living of the land for weeks at a time.
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"The first time I went on one of Jake’s walks I felt I had learnt more in two hours than I had in two full days at other courses. Jake’s walks are practical, colourful and experiential, giving you a chance to really digest and embody useful bushcraft techniques and information. Apart from being a walking encyclopedia of plant knowledge, Jake is a genuine community builder who truly wants to help others do good in the world. His passion, enthusiasm and huge heart make him a great teacher" - LK
🌳 RETREAT DETAILS 🌳
Weekend dates (2 full days):
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November
Time: 9am (Saturday) - 5pm (Sunday)
Rumbalara Retreat, near Gosford (exact location is sent after ticket is purchased).
⛺️ Option 1:
Camping on property (with your own tent) (x8 tents)
x1 nights / 2 days - $380*
🏡 Option 2:
Shared accommodation (x10 beds)
x1 nights / 2 days - $420*
Please note: The location is not easily accessible by public transport, therefore coming by car is strongly recommended.
Event management by Embrace Healing
To bring with you:
• Tent and camping gear (if camping)
• Sleeping bag / sheet
• Comfortable (warm and cool) clothing
• Walking shoes
• Refillable water bottle
• Notebook and pen
• Camera / phone
To book please go to the ticketing site:
For more information please contact Emma French: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org