Edible Weeds Book!

The book Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne details over 25 of the most common and easy to identify edible weeds across Australia, UK & Europe and the US.  Colour photos for easy identification. This is the book mentioned by Ross and John this morning on radio 3AW! Click to see more details or to buy the Book

Edible Weed Walks

Come on an Edible Weeds Walk in a beautiful, organic garden in the Yarra Valley – or join us closer to Melbourne, in Brunswick. Or, book us to run a walk, talk or workshop for your organisation or group! We have conducted many events in particular for Local Government and other government organisations. Also, check out our new service at smoothiebikehire.com.au Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on new events.  

Other events

Check our workshops at CERES in Brunswick. For information and bookings go to the CERES website – Edible Weeds Workshops and Natural Soap-making Workshops.


Urban Foraging Walks / Edible Weeds Walks

Foraging walks, workshops and other edible weeds events are by appointment. Contact Doris on 0400 494966 or email doris.pozzi@dorianwelles.com.au to book a foraging walk for yourself, yourself and a friend or your group.

‘Doris’ workshops are fantastic.  Participants love her easy going presentation style and extensive knowledge about all things weeds.’

Fiona Stevenson Senior Sustainability Officer, Maribyrnong City Council

News for 2016

In the new year Doris will be offering a range of Sustainable Living Classes including Natural Soap-making, DIY Green Cleaning Products, DIY Personal Care Products, Preserving & Bottling, Fermented Foods & Backyard Permaculture. Stay tuned for our  new website!

Doris has inspired us to see food all around us. Her edible weeds workshop and walk for Transition Whitehorse was specifically tailored to address core transition issues such as re-localisation and building resilience. Three weeks later her presentation is still being discussed. I would recommend her edible weed walks to everyone, particularly to other transition groups. We are looking forward to her next talk.
Transition Whitehorse


Welcome to Hello Little Weed.  Join us on an Edible Weed Walk or buy the book ‘Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne’ – a great place to start out with Edible Weeds.  The edible weeds in this book are among the most common across all urban areas of the world which have had European settlement.  In this easy guide find out where to collect edible weeds, how to prepare them and their nutritional/medicinal properties.  After reading this book, the world will never look the same!


Hello Little Weed doing what we do – foraging and cooking!

Interested in upcoming walks & events?

The Wild Edibles Walk was wonderful! We snacked on plenty of natures goodies along our tour (yum) and the Wild snacks and smoothies we shared afterwards were absolutely delicious!  One of our party just came for a day out – but left wholly inspired and really into wild edibles! Overall an excellent experience, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Shireen

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Edible Weeds tour of St Kilda. As someone who kills plants by looking at them, but can grow weeds with just as much ease, I was excited to hear about the walk.  I loved Doris’s stories and learned so much in such a short time, I’m a total weed convert now!” Amanda

MAKE SURE IT’S EDIBLE BEFORE YOU EAT! Edible weeds can be a great source of nutrition and medicinal benefit. However, some plants are poisonous! Trying to eat a plant to see if it is edible is a recipe for a very sore tummy or much worse! And just because a plant looks like it might be edible, or looks like another edible plant, doesn’t mean it is edible! There are poisonous look-alike plants. And part of a plant may be edible but another part of the same plant might be poisonous. Also, beware of using images on the internet to learn to identify edible weeds. Some images are just downright the wrong plant! Please, do not eat weeds, or any plant, without learning which plants are edible first! Get hold of an edible weeds book and come along on an edible weeds walk where you can see the real plants!