Selvaggia, a fair dedicated to wild herbs
From April 4 to 10, Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley host “Selvaggia”, the fair dedicated to wild herbs, flowers and buds: from salad burnet to cornflower to cannabis to plants retained “magical”.
An occasion to learn to recognize them and use them for cooking but also as remedies and decorations.
The event and its many initiatives is an original idea of Dr. Fabrizio Diolaiuti and sees the involvement of school students and professional experts in the field.
Wednesday, April 6 at 10.30 am, the appointment is in the estate of the Il Ciocco in Castelvecchio Pascoli, for herbs collecting in the Park followed by a lesson at Il Ciocco Studios entitled “Erbe spontanee e Cucina - La tradizione e l’innovazione” (Wild herbs and cooking: Tradition and innovation). Students from the “Fratelli Pieroni” Hotel Management School will be present, together with Cristiano Tomei, Michelin star chef, and Marco Pardini, naturopath.
Here is small summary of the scheduled events:
Monday, April 4 at 10.30 am, Mutigliano (Lucca), Technical Agricultural Institute, “Selvagge e Coltivate, il processo di addomesticamento delle piante” (Wild and cultivated, the process of domesticating plants)
Tuesday, April 5 at 10.30 am, San Romano in Garfagnana, Elementary schools, “Fiabe e tradizione, le erbe segrete della nonna” (Fairy tales and tradition, Grandma’s secret herbs)
Wednesday, April 6 at 10.30 am, Il Ciocco, Castelvecchio Pascoli, “Erbe spontanee e Cucina - La tradizione e l’innovazione” (Wild herbs and cooking: Tradition and innovation)
Thursday, April 7 at 10.30 am, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Elementary schools, “Alla scoperta degli erbi della nonna” (Discovering Grandma’s herbs)
Friday, April 8 at 10.30 am, Careggine, Elementary schools, “Erbe spontanee tra favole e realtà” (Wild herbs between fairy tales and reality) – The next day, still in Careggine, excursion at 10 am
Friday, April 8 at 6 pm, Gallicano, Library, a Symposium on Hemp
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, starting at 10 am, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Piazza delle Erbe and historic center, Markets, Excursions, Seminars