september, 2018

16sep2:00 pm5:00 pmAround the World in 80 Plants - Stephen Barstow Talk£20 per person

minstead study centre


Event Details

Join Minstead Study Centre for the afternoon as Stephen Barstow takes us on an inspiring edible adventure across the continents using his extensive knowledge of edible perennials and local foraging traditions.

Stephen has devoted 35 years to trialling over 4,000 different vegetables, most of them perennials. It is unlikely that anyone has tried and eaten so many different species of plants! He holds a record for the highest number of species in a salad (537 species) which earned him the title ‘Extreme Salad Man’.

His expert knowledge of perennial vegetables is sought out around the world; from top restaurant chefs to country estate kitchen gardeners – even advising Prince Charles on his own ‘forest garden’!

The afternoon will be spent with Stephen telling his own story, talking about the benefits of perennial vegetables, the importance of eating seasonally and foraging in the wild. He will introduce us to a selection of his top 80 perennial vegetables, with inspiration along the way from local foraging traditions such as the traditional veggie roof gardens of Norway; clifftop vegetables of Dorset’s Jurassic coast; Sherpa vegetables of the Himalayas; the Hampshire perennial vegetable triangle and Scandinavia’s best kept secret, a long-lived spinach that climbs.

As part of the afternoon you will get a chance to experience new flavours and discover perennial vegetables on your doorstep as Stephen leads a foraging walk around the site.

Tea & Coffee provided

Tickets available soon.

  • Cost  £20
  • Contact   Minstead Study Centre
  • Phone   023 80 813437


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Minstead Study Centre

Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GJ, UK


Minstead Study Centre023 80 813437 School Lane, Minstead, SO43 7GJ

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