Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop

Why medicinal mushrooms and what do they do? Are they even worth it? What’s hype and what’s science behind medicinal mushrooms? Learn how fungi can support balance in the body, mind and community. Mushrooms have been used by humans from the beginning of time yet they still capture our attention and fascination. Even modern scienceContinue reading “Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop”

Mushrooms of Los Angeles + Beyond

Thursday, March 11, 20215:00pm PSTLive via ZOOM, class will be recorded for registered attendees Despite its dry climate, Southern California is a diverse habitat for fungi. From the medicinal turkey tail mushroom, to delicious chanterelles and southern candy caps, to the toxic destroying angel mushroom, this class will help you identify and discern these andContinue reading “Mushrooms of Los Angeles + Beyond”

Gather: Food, Medicine, & Dye

Weekend Workshop and Wild Food Dinner June 19-20, 2021 • Trout Lake, Washington Join foragers Julie Beeler, Lorelle Sherman and Jess Starwood for an unforgettable weekend in the woods where you will learn plant and mushroom identification, fabric dyeing with foraged plants, and a locally sourced six-course gourmet wild food dinner in celebration of theContinue reading “Gather: Food, Medicine, & Dye”

Call of the Wild (Food)

A food journey. 2008-2020 My life, for the most part, seemed to be pretty typical and average. Degree. Job. Married. House. Fancy car. Up until one life-changing day that I held my two month old first born child, who cried nonstop in my arms for an endless twenty-four hours after an adverse reaction to aContinue reading “Call of the Wild (Food)”

Acorn + Persimmon Tart

The many tastes of the season here in Southern California come together in this simple yet satisfyingly complex dessert, the Acorn + Persimmon Tart. The most time consuming part is to process the acorns which are abundant this time of year. My preferred method is to cold-leach them, which retains flavor and nutrients, however itContinue reading “Acorn + Persimmon Tart”

The Quest for Saguaro Fruit

The quest for Saguaro Fruit… is it the journey that makes it that much sweeter? Deep into the heat of the Sonoran desert, the hottest days of the year, the giant saguaro cactus offers its deeply hued fruits to the winged folk—the white-winged doves, the woodpeckers and the bats—up to sixty feet above the ground.Continue reading “The Quest for Saguaro Fruit”