Desert WILD! Foraging Adventure in the Sonoran Desert

October 9-10, 2021

Explore the edible and medicinal abundance of the Sonoran Desert after the late summer monsoon season. 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 share some more wild-inspired meals and learn about desert medicines to craft our own healing remedies to take back home.

October 9-10th, 2021
Cave Creek, Arizona

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.

Early registration is now open: $595
After July 15th: $675

Payment via Venmo preferred. Once your application is approved, you will receive further instructions to complete your registration.


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