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DECEMBER 2022

Baja Botanical Adventure / BCS, Mexico
with Jess Starwood & Dennis Sharmahd

December 2-9, 2022
Explore rural Southern Baja Mexico, in search of rare and endemic plants, fruits and mushrooms. Your leaders are Dennis Sharmahd, an ethnobotanical expert who has been studying and exploring the region for over 30 years, along with Jess Starwood, herbalist, chef and adventurer. Our home base will be in rustic cabins, walking distance from a beautiful waterfall, perfect for swimming and cooling off. We’ll hike through different regions from coastal to canyon and mountain, visit a beautiful ethno-botanical garden learning about the flora and fauna and their edible and medicinal uses. Visits to springs, waterfalls and a chance to take a dip in the warm ocean at every chance we get. Learn and adventure with a like-minded group, making friends throughout the week together. We arrive as strangers, but leave as family.

Email jess@jstarwood.com for an application

SPRING 2023

THE WILD PATH SCHOOL:
Spring Apprenticeship Session
Los Angeles and Southern California area foraging classes
Now Open for Enrollment, Starts February 2023
NEW TIERED OPTIONS for 2023
I. Exclusive one-on-one apprenticeship
II. Group Class, virtual weekly classes plus 3 field trips
III. Virtual Only
EARLY PRICING ENDS DECEMBER 31st!
DETAILS & REGISTRATION

The Wild Path School: Mushrooms of the West Coast
Now Open for Enrollment, 6 weeks, Feb-March 2023

The Wild Path School: Foods of the Sonoran Desert
Now Open for Enrollment, 6 weeks, March-April 2023


Private Events


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. Homeschool and group programs available by request. Contact me directly at jess@jstarwood.com to set up a memorable yet educational adventure for your group.

I am also currently considering event collaborations and teaching opportunities for 2023.