Desert WILD: Foraging Arizona

March 7-9, 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, canyons and flowing creeks to identify the local wild edible and medicinal plants, learn sustainable and ethical harvesting practices, preparation, preservation, cooking and plating techniques. All plant-based, organic meals and supplies included.

Desert camping is available on the 5 acre property with indoor 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 edible and medicinal plants.
Optional swim in natural pools.
Return to camp, process and prepare foods for collaborative dinner.
Campfire and stories.

Sunday: Medicine
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.
Evening walk under the full moon.

Monday: Departure
Local, organic breakfast and closing circle.

$475 for entire weekend, includes camping, use of facilities (indoor bathroom and shower), organic plant-based and foraged meals, medicine making supplies.

Limited to 10 people, must register by February 1.

Step 1: Send payment via Venmo to @theforesttable OR PayPal to

Step 2: Send follow up email with DESERT WILD in the subject to 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 to discuss.

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