Plants Identification Walk - Culinary/Medicinal +Wild Food Snacks

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Plants Identification Walk - Culinary/Medicinal +Wild Food Snacks

Learn about local edible and medicinal plants

By Pascal Baudar

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, April 2 · 10am - 1pm PDT


Hansen Dam Equestrian Center 11127 Orcas Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91342

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About this event

Let's explore a local wash and see what we can find. There is a beautiful stream there which means we should see a lot of interesting plants. This walk is about identifying and learning about local plants, we won't be picking up native plants in that location. Non-native or invasive plants are fair game and we'll probably see a bunch.

Make sure you bring water and sun protection. It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants. We’ll have a couple of wild food snacks and drinks after the walk.

Don’t forget to bring water if it’s hot that day.

Long pants is a good idea - We have many prickly things in that type of environment.

Location: Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342

We meet at the South end of the park, pass the children's playground. (not where the horses are located, keep driving on the main road) - Look for a small black Chevy SUV (Chevy Trax).

34°16'10.4"N 118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to 1PM

About the organizer

Organized by
Pascal Baudar




Pascal Baudar is a writer, naturalist and a self-styled “culinary alchemist” based in Los Angeles.  His passion is to study wild edibles and research new culinary uses through ancient and traditional methods of food preservation as well as contemporary cooking techniques.  He also did the Master Food Preserving / Food Safety Advisor program at the University of California in 2011.


From 2011 to 2014, his truly unique preserves, drinks and various wildcrafted condiments made their way into the kitchens of such star chefs as Ludo Lefebvre, Josiah Citrin, Ari Taymor, Michael Voltaggio, Chris Jacobson, Matthew Biancaniello (Eat Your Drinks) and Niki Nakayama (N/Naka restaurant)


He has served as a wild food consultant for several TV shows including MasterChef and Top Chef Duels. He has been featured in numerous TV shows and publications, including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and the New York Times.


In 2014, he was named one of the 25 most influential tastemakers in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine and in 2017 as offering one of the most innovative culinary classes.


He is the author of 4 bestselling books - The New Wildcrafted Cuisine (2016) , The Wildcrafting Brewer (2018), Wildcrafted Fermentation (2020) and Wildcrafted Vinegars (2022). He is presently working on a new book related to edible wild seeds and grains.


His next project is related to using wildcrafting and art as tools to explore environmental issues by focusing on invasive and noxious plants with the concept of making food part of the solutions being offered - Not just herbicides or throwing away the resources (food waste).



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