Foraging Adventures: Wild Food Walk & Tasting

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555 5th St

BERKELEY, CA 94704

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Learn to safely identify, forage & cook local plants & fungi in a beautiful outdoor setting. Sample tasty foraged foods from the ecosystem.

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Where? A serene hiking spot within 15 minutes drive of Downtown Berkeley - easily accessible by public transit.

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Winter rains bring plentiful foraging opportunities from choice greens to delicious mushrooms. Our foraging adventure will teach you where to collect edible plants & fungi and how to identify them safely as well as poisonous specimens to be aware of. Our relaxed hike will end with a sampling of deliciously prepared locally-foraged food.

Many choice greens like Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), Chickweed (Stellaria media) & Thistle (Cirsium spp.) (just to name a few of the species we will encounter) are in their immature stages at this time of year. Some species can be foraged as microgreens right now, which are in some cases more nutritious and succulent than their older counterparts. Plants are predictable but mushrooms are not - we will do our best to find some fungi during the walk. Either way, there will be examples to identify and you will learn habitat considerations for finding edible fungi.

The class is hands-on, in field and provides a perfect chance to directly connect with Nature. The class will focus on identification so you can forage your own foods - we will not be actively foraging in the park as a group. We will discuss ethical harvesting and you will learn ways to tend our local ecosystem towards greater abundance using Native Ecology as our model. That's right, proper foraging supports a thriving ecosystem- come be a part of the regenerative foraging movement.

About the facilitator:

Bryan is an avid forager and permaculturist who leads events on wild food foraging, land stewardship and ecotherapy. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology which he fuses with his passion for Earth-care to facilitate therapeutic nature-connection experiences. He has worked on regenerative farms across the country and currently manages a budding food forest at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, CA. His mission statement is to build healing ecosystems to bring communities into a balanced relationship with the Earth and one another.

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