Healing with Native Plants Workshop & Wild Food Lunch

In this full day workshop, Dr. Jim Adams will teach about native medicinal plants on a local trail in the morning, followed by a workshop in the afternoon to learn how to make medicine from these important plants. Jess Starwood will offer a gourmet tasting of local wild foods and beverages for lunch. Jim AdamsContinue reading “Healing with Native Plants Workshop & Wild Food Lunch”

Baja Botanical: 7 Day Adventure in Baja California Sur

Join herbalist, forager and chef Jess Starwood along with botanist and herbalist Dennis Sharmahd on a seven day adventure to southern Baja California Sur, Mexico, to explore wild foods and herbal medicines this unique yet diverse region offers. The Food: We will eat fresh local, organic foods directly from farms and ecovillages that we visit,Continue reading “Baja Botanical: 7 Day Adventure in Baja California Sur”

Art of Wild Food: Photography + Plating Workshop with Foraged Fare

They say we “eat with our eyes” and research even supports the fact that food that looks good, tastes good. Join forager, herbalist and chef Jess Starwood in an immersive full day workshop for hands-on experience plating and shooting a picture perfect dish. This immersive and comprehensive workshop introduces chefs and home cooks alike toContinue reading “Art of Wild Food: Photography + Plating Workshop with Foraged Fare”

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”

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)”

Tom Kha soup with Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

One of my most favorite soups but with chicken mushrooms in place of real chicken. 1 Tbsp. coconut oil1/2 onion sliced2 garlic cloves choppeda few Thai chiles, halved3 quarter-inch slices slices galangal or ginger1 lemongrass stalk pounded with the side of a knife and cut into 2-inch long pieces 2 teaspoons red Thai curry pasteContinue reading “Tom Kha soup with Chicken of the Woods Mushroom”

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 harvestingContinue reading “Desert WILD! Foraging Adventure in the Sonoran Desert”