Eating is something we all do several times a day and most of us take it for granted. Being more mindful and bringing our full attention to the quality of how we eat can radically change our experience. By focusing our awareness on the diversity of ingredients, where they come from and their texture and taste, we start to connect to food differently, nourishing our body, mind and heart.
Palma Michel is a sought-after public speaker, mindfulness teacher, coach and author (The Authority Guide To Mindful Leadership). She offers mindfulness as a way to exercise your brain and increase self-awareness, which is the first step to self-mastery. Her aim is to empower her clients to live with more presence, inner peace, gratitude and love for life. Palma holds monthly sessions at the Soho House Group and has been hosted by Jamie Oliver's Big Festival, Google Campus, Second Home and The London School of Economics. To find out more, visit Palma’s website www.palmamichel.com
This workshop will consist of an hour long talk in our private glasshouse, followed by a seasonal, mindfully chosen brunch curated by our Executive Chef Damian Clisby.
Mindful Eating forms part of Petersham Platform which is used to promote philosophies, likeminded people and organisations or charities that complement our ethos and encourage positive living.(NB Tickets non-refundable)
Edible flowers have been rapidly gaining popularity in the creative and culinary worlds, massively influencing our menu and style here at Petersham Nurseries. The scope of use for edible flowers extends far beyond just the decorative. They can be used to infuse, flavour, and preserve to name just a few of their many uses. Our Head Chef and horticultural experts will guide you through how to grow, select and cook with edible flowers. The lunch, in our restaurant will be interactive. The table will be beautifully decorated with edible flowers for you to use throughout the three-course meal. (NB Tickets non-refundable)
Join Amanda Brame for our second seasonal all day workshop devoted to the Kitchen Garden. During this workshop we look at how to keep your kitchen garden active through the last of the summer weeks, and leading into autumn and winter. We begin discussing late sowing options for early September, whilst the ground is still warm, as well as sharing our expert knowledge on hardy crops for winter and protecting your plot against frost. Autumn is also a key time to prepare your plot for the next growing season, from replenishing nutrients in the soil – to planning your planting for a spring harvest. This event includes a tour of the Petersham House kitchen garden, where you will be introduced to soil preparation and maintenance. After lunch, the afternoon session will introduce you to the art of sowing successional salad and vegetable crops, drawing on Amanda’s years of experience as a kitchen gardener and allotmenter. (NB Tickets non-refundable)
We continue our series of seasonal Wild Food Walks this year focusing on the bio diversity of ingredients available to us in London. Not only in our shops and restaurants, but also in our gardens and hedgerows, where plants have been introduced from all over the world. Claudio, our resident foraging expert will introduce you to many native species (30%) and many foreign species (70%) that have found their way into the UK over the past couple of centuries with various positive benefits. Focusing late summer fruits and berries, to be paired with cheese in his demonstration, this event will include talk and demonstration will last 90 minutes and an hour long foraging walk. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
We conclude our series of seasonal Wild Food Walks this year focusing on the bio diversity of ingredients available to us in London. Not only in our shops and restaurants, but also in our gardens and hedgerows, where plants have been introduced from all over the world. Claudio, our resident foraging expert will introduce you to many native species and many foreign species that have found their way into the UK over the past couple of centuries with various positive benefits. Focusing on the large variety of mushrooms available to us even so close to the city. The walk will also be an introduction to truffles and where they can be foraged in the UK and how to cook with them. This event will include talk and demonstration will last 90 minutes and an hour long foraging walk. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)