March 2020

3/28 & 3/29: Spring Wild Plants & Fungi, Walk + Tasting

Join local herbalist, forager and chef Jess Starwood on a walk through the wild to explore, identify and taste the local abundance of spring in Southern California.

In this class, we will explore what edible and medicinal herbs, flowers, fruits, and mushrooms are found in the wild this time of year and what you can do with them for your health and vitality. We will discuss basic identification skills, foraging ethics and best practices, plus common and obscure uses for plants and fungi that we find.

March 28th, 2020 — 3:00pm-6:00pm
March 29th, 2020 — 11:00am-2:00pm

Thousand Oaks, CA (Exact address will be provided after registration)
No refunds after 7 days prior to event due to food preparations.


3/21: DisclosureFest Herb Hike & Meditation

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
suggested donation of $15 if you are able to help. No one will be turned away.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
We will meet in the dirt field to the left of the main parking, at the end of the driveway.

King Gillette Ranch is such a hidden gem and we are so very happy to be able to share this magical place with our community.

Come join DisclosureFest™ for our community Herb Hike and Meditation with our magical guide Jess Starwood as she takes us on a journey to discover all the plants that share space here with us in Southern California.

She will be discussing traditional and modern uses for many medicinal and edible native and non-native plant species in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Wild Medicine: Healing Ourselves and the Environment through a Connection with Nature

Somewhere along the way, we have lost our intimate relationship with our natural world. Through natural plant medicines, wild foods and nature connection, we can rediscover ways to reignite that connection to help relieve modern day ailments while improving physical and psychological well-being. We will discuss wild edible plants, ethical foraging and healing through positive nature connection.

We will complete the morning with a visual meditation that will connect us with nature and ground us with our great mother Gaia and share in the unconditional love and oneness of this incredible and vast universe.

Bring smiles, high vibrations, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, vegan snacks, crystals, oil essences, and pure love and light!
***Please be mindful of the nature around you and only walk on the pathway, not on plants. 🙂

may 2020

5/9/2020 herbivore Festival

I will be presenting “Mushroom Wonderland” at the Herbivore Festival, located at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA. For more details and schedule as it becomes available:

June 2020

6/20/2020 Disclosurefest mass meditation

I will be presenting “Mushroom Wonderland” at DisclosureFest in Los Angeles. For tickets and more information, see:

November 2020

11/16-11/22/2020 Foraging Baja

Explore Southern Baja Mexico with plant expert Dennis Sharmahd and herbalist, forager, chef Jess Starwood for a 7 day adventure of food, nature, and fun. More details to be announced soon. For photos and details of last year’s trip, check out the trip report here. To be placed on our interest list, please email me at and you be the first to be notified for registration. This event will sell out quickly.


If you are interested in a private class, workshop, interpretive plant walk or hike, wild food and drink tasting or private dinner, please contact me directly for details: