March 7-8, Cave Creek, Arizona
Explore the abundance of the Sonoran Desert in spring after the winter rains have quenched the desert’s thirst. Our journey will cover the entire foraging process, from desert to table. We will explore the surrounding foothills to identify the local wild edible and medicinal plants, learn sustainable and ethical harvesting practices, preparation, preservation, cooking and plating techniques. All meals included.
Camping is available on the 5 acre property with restrooms and showers available. In case of rain, there is indoor accommodations.
Saturday: Wild Foods
Set up camp, orientation and introductions. 6 mile hike in the desert foothills surrounded by saguaro cactus forests, riparian habitat and creek crossings to identify and harvest plants.
Return to camp, process foods for collaborative dinner.
Optional sunrise walk. Organic breakfast with wild ingredients. Medicine of the desert workshop where we will learn different extraction techniques and craft our own medicines from local wild desert plants. Organic lunch. Afternoon discussion of our connection with the land, medicine circle and meditation.
$525 for both days, includes camping, use of facilities (indoor bathroom and shower), organic plant-based meals.
Limited to 8 people, must register by February 1.
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Step 2: Send follow up email with DESERT WILD in the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can email you a confirmation, further information and details as we approach the date. (OR you can fill out the form on the Registration page)
If you need an alternate payment method, please contact me directly at email@example.com to discuss.