Desert WILD! Foraging Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

March 11-13, 2022

Explore the edible and medicinal abundance of the Sonoran Desert in the springtime. 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. We’ll hike through the forests of saguaros, gather wild foods and learn how to properly process them. Returning to camp, we’ll collectively cook a foraged dinner over the campfire. Rest under the rural desert moon-less sky for stargazing and sit around the campfire to share stories. Bring an instrument if you play one! The following day we’ll learn about desert medicines to craft our own healing remedies to take back home.

March 11-13, 2022
Central Arizona, exact location to be announced

Friday: Arrival
Set up camp, orientation and introductions
Campfire and wild food dinner

Saturday: Wild Foods
Wild inspired breakfast
Plant hike, ecology & natural history of the Sonoran desert
Foraging techniques and ethical practices
Picnic lunch on the trail
Traditional desert food processing
Return to camp, process and prepare foods for collaborative dinner
Campfire and desert stories

Sunday: Medicine
Wild inspired breakfast
Explore and learn identification of medicinal desert plants
Extraction techniques
Wild food lunch
Crafting our own medicines from local wild desert plants
Herbal happy hour
Departures

Registration: $525
Eligible for a 12% student discount for those enrolled in The Wild Path program.

Payment via Venmo (@ theforesttable) is preferred. Your spot is secured once payment is received. For other payment options, please contact me jess@jstarwood.com

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