Peppermint Ridge Farm is available for school incursions or excursions focussing on Australian native foods
Students can enjoy our signature ‘Taste & Tour’ experience with a native food garden tour and a native foods cooking class. The hands-on experience gets everyone involved in making a shared table lunch.
Julie can also attend schools for incursions by providing a cooking class and demonstrations along with a presentation on native foods that relates to the new Food Studies curriculum.
About Julie Weatherhead
Julie Weatherhead is a native food plant specialist. She has over 20 years experience in growing and cooking with Australia’s unique edible plants. Her research has focused particularly on the nutritional, environmental and culinary properties of these foods.
Julie is an ecologist and environmental scientist and also a keen gardener and cook who enjoys incorporating the delicious flavours of Australia’s native foods into culinary delights for the table.
With husband Anthony Hooper, she runs the Living Classroom at Peppermint Ridge Farm, which includes the Schoolhouse Café and the Cornucopia Living Heritage Centre at Tynong North in Victoria.
Julie and Anthony have led workshops at Peppermint Ridge since 1996, teaching others about native foods, organic vegetable gardening and sustainable land management. She has recently published Australian Native Food Harvest: a guide for the passionate cook and gardener, which details her research gathered over 20 years.
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