Food for Free

A one hour walk on the medicinal and edible plants of Tramore Valley Park

Date & Time:
Sunday, November 20, 2022
2:00 pm
KinShip Registration Desk

Join botanist, herbalist and forager Jo Goodyear to explore the medicinal and edible plants of Tramore Valley Park. During this hour-long walk you will discover the wealth of health benefits in the “weeds”, trees and wildflowers of the park, including species you’ve probably stood on in your garden for years! Foraging for wild foods increases our connection with nature and offers the opportunity to discover new tastes, increased nutritional value and “food for free”.

General Event Advice:

  • Online ticket booking is now closed. Please call 086 036 0498 to book your place on an event via phone or drop in to The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park (@TVP) beside the Half Moon Lane entrance.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access to Tramore Valley Park is available. See Park Access Map for guidance on locations:
  • 2. Via Half Moon Lane, off The South Douglas Road next to Christ King Secondary School.
  • 3. Via the Eastern Park Walkway, adjacent to Willow Park, close to Gaelscoil na Duglaise.
  • Free parking is available in Tramore Valley Park on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must enter via the main entrance off the South Link Road. See Park Access Map for guidance on location or use GPS coordinates 51.87876013974687, -8.464592905114198
  • Buses travel along routes with drop off points near each pedestrian entrance. Take the 213 bus from the city centre to the Half Moon Lane stop and follow signage for Tramore Valley Park. For more information, go to
  • For more information on travel to Tramore Valley Park, go to
  • Most events are family friendly unless stated otherwise. Please note that all participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Programme participants are advised to dress appropriate to the weather and terrain including sturdy, waterproof footwear.
  • Gardening gloves may be advisable for some activities.
  • Registration takes place 15 minutes before the start time of each event. Events will start on time so attendees are advised to be punctual.
  • Unless otherwise stated in event descriptions, the starting and end points of each event in The KinShip Winter Weekend Programme will be The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park located inside the pedestrian entrance by Christ the King Secondary School off South Douglas Rd.
  • Event places are limited and waiting lists are in place. If you cannot participate in an event you have booked, it is requested that you cancel your ticket for release to the waiting list.
  • Hot beverages and snacks will be available. Event attendees are invited to pack a lunch if intending to join the programme for long periods as there will be no food outlets in the vicinity.
  • Most events in the KinShip Winter Weekend are wheelchair accessible however we request that you check each event listing for specific information with regard to accessibility and get in touch with us if you have any specific needs.
  • All are welcome to share feedback on The KinShip Project via our online feedback form here or on our Feedback Wall by the KinShip Registration Desk at Tramore Valley Park.
  • For more information about The KInShip Project and an overview of the Winter Weekend programme, go to

Jo is a botanist, herbalist and forager based in Cork city. Fascinated with plants and wildlife from a young age, Jo would supplement her lunches on botanical surveys by foraging edible plants. Following a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and a career in botanical survey and research in the UK, she moved to Ireland in 2002. Work as a botanist became paired with herbal training and she has practiced as a herbalist for 10 years from Blackrock Herbal Clinic. She teaches widely, at UCC, Kinsale College Permaculture course, herb colleges and also presents a varied workshop programme from her clinic. Still a passionate environmentalist, she is the ecological adviser for Cork Nature Network.