Calendar

February 2020


2/2: Fungi of the Forest: Walk, Talk & Tasting

Join herbalist, forager and chef Jess Starwood on a walk through the winter forest in search of edible and medicinal mushrooms. We will discuss fungi identification, hunting tips and tricks, and other edible winter finds in Southern California. Afterwards, enjoy gourmet wild inspired food and drink featuring the flavors of the season.

SOLD OUT, thank you!

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2/29: Healing with Medicinal 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.

February 29th, 2020
10am-4pm
Thousand Oaks, CA (Exact address will be provided after registration)
No refunds after 7 days prior to event due to food preparations.
$100, includes lunch and beverages

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March 2020


3/7-3/9: Desert WILD: ForagING Arizona

Explore the abundance of the Sonoran Desert in spring after the winter rains have quenched the desert’s thirst. Our journey will start with the entire foraging process, from desert to table on Saturday, then on Sunday we will dive deeply into the medicine of the desert—making our own medicines, but also exploring the spiritual side of what the desert offers. We will explore the surrounding foothills to identify the local wild edible and medicinal plants, learn sustainable and ethical harvesting practices, preparation, preservation, cooking and plating techniques. All meals included.

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3/29: The Forest Table: Spring

Join me for a celebration of the wild foods of spring in Southern California.
12 guests and 12 courses. Malibu. $225

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June 2020


5/21: The Forest Table: Summer

Join me for a celebration of the wild foods of summer in Southern California.
12 guests and 12 courses. Location Malibu, CA. $225

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September 2020


9/27: The Forest Table: autumn

Join me for a celebration of the wild foods of Autumn in Southern California.
12 guests and 12 courses. Location TBD. $225

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November 2020


Foraging Baja

Dates TBD. 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 theforesttable@gmail.com This event will sell out quickly.

December 2020


12/20: The Forest Table: winter

Join me for a celebration of the wild foods of Winter in Southern California.
12 guests and 12 courses. Location TBD. $225

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PRIVATE EVENTS & CLASSES:

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: theforesttable@gmail.com