Featured Image in the Gallery

Mackerel wrapped in curly dock (Rumex Crispus) leaf  with aromatic herbs (sweet white clover and thyme). Fermented cattail and sauerkraut with smoked habaneros

Upcoming Classes

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Chaparral Walk

Saturday December 9, 2017

Chaparral Exploration (Edible and Medicinal Plants)



Wild Fermentation Workshop

Sunday December 10, 2017


Exploring the culinary and medicinal uses of

Barks, Leaves, Roots and Sticks

Saturday December 16, 2017


Plant Walk &

Demonstration on simple cooking technique for common wild greens

Sunday December 17, 2017


Plant Walk and Fermented wild Hot Sauces Workshop (probiotic too!)

Saturday December  23, 2017


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November/December schedule is being updated! - SEE NOTICE ABOUT RECENT FOREST FIRES (and some location changes for my classes/workshops)



Featured Workshop of the Month

What I think it's the most interesting or unusual workshop this month? It's:


Wild Fermentation Workshop

Sunday December 10, 2017


Learn how to create delicious fermented condiments, sauces and much more!


Fermentation is one of the easiest way to preserve food but it's also super healthy for you. You don’t need anything special to do it – just plants and salt.


The amount of delicious condiments you can make using fermentation is actually mind boggling, from simple sauerkraut to kimchi, salad condiments and even hot sauces.  You will not only learn the basic methods but, even if you're already experienced, Pascal will show you how to bring your ferments to the next level by mixing spices, aromatic plants, seeds, even wild plants and give you tips for pairing your fermented creations with interesting food.


He will even show you how to create ferments that everyone (even those who usually don’t like sour flavors) will appreciate and how to make 100% sure you never get a bad fermentation.


If you are into health and flavors or want to learn how to preserve food from a gourmet perspective, this workshop is for you!


This is a very fun hands-on workshop – bring a jar with you and you’ll get to take your tasty creation home.


Location: Fullerton Arboretum


Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Donation $50.00


Where: Bacon Pavilion Classroom


Note: Pascal's book"The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir" will be available for purchase during this class. Buy a book and get it signed by the author on day of class.


You can sign-up HERE