Diego Bonetto

Wild Stories Foraging Guide


Learn about 16 of the most common edible and medicinal plants of the Sydney Basin with this handy guide to foraging in your own back yard. This booklet contains imagery of each plant and short descriptions of uses to help you master the basics of wild foraging. 

Diego grew up on a dairy farm in northern Italy when it was still common practice to collect the wild produce of the land. Springtime was all about dandelions, nettle and lovertin (hop bush young shoots), summer was about mulberries and blackberries, autumn was the time of chestnuts, hazelnuts and a host of edible mushrooms.

After moving to Australia in the mid 90s he sensed a longing to rekindle an untapped connection to nature, Indigenous knowledge loss and a disproportionate mistrust for wild produce. These days we no longer know the names of the plants living on our doorsteps; we distrust and dismiss some of the most important food and medicine plants that have always walked with us as our co-evolutionary species.

Diego collaborates extensively with chefs, herbalists, environmentalists and cultural workers to promote a new understanding of what the environment has to offer. His mission is to enable conversations around belonging, sustainability and agency, while eating food. The old stories and flavours offering an alternative for people to re-engage with their neighbourhoods and ecologies.


Store Pick Up: Free
Shipping: Free
Local Delivery: Free (Tuesday or Thursday delivery)

All online items are available for free pick up from our Rosebery showroom. This service is available Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. All orders must be collected from the side entrance on Dunning Avenue. Same day pick up is available if you order before 1pm. Please allow a three-hour window from when you place your order to when you arrive to collect.
NZ: $25
INT: $60

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