Date(s) - 30/03/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Κτημα Λαγκος / Estate Lagkos
Welcome to our walk in our natural kingdom!
Our friend Manolis who is a biological farmer and plant lover, had the inner desire and need that guided him to share and offer us the chance to experience and learn how to identify wild edible plants, herbs, and greens that grow in the abundant nature of Crete.
Let’s take a walk with him and enjoy a day of exploration, foraging, identification and recognition of nature’s wild edible plants and aromatic herbs! Since the following period until the days of Easter is a period that traditionally people dutifully followed a process of physical catharsis via the means of fasting and one of the key components of the diet of this period were, the wild edible greens.
Manolis will guide us through the cypress forest again, and at the last days in March we will still be able to find wild asparagus, black bindweed, wild parsley and more.
Through a guided walk we will be given the opportunity, through activating your senses, to be able to identify and recognise our plant kingdom. We will see, touch, smell, taste, gather and allow our minds to travel… and step into timelessness.
Meeting place: old school of Paidochori
Time: gather at 9:00, we will leave at 9:20
Duration of walk: about 3 hours
At the end of the walk we will sit down and share our experiences during a small lunch of home-made delicacies of the season with paximadi, olives, cheese & wine.
This class is not primarily for collecting horta for personal cooking, but if you want to collect a portion for your own use, please bring your knife and bag.
In case the weather is rainy, we will notify you to postpone our plant walk.
Contribution: 10 EUR per person
This walk is limited to 15 people. If you want to join, please let us know in advance.
Contact: Manolis Petakakis, tel: 6985657133