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PRIVATE CLASSES and GIFTS CARDS Available

I offer private classes on foraging, fermentation, canning, making wild beers and sodas, hot sauces, making vinegar,

seasonal non-alcoholic beverages (infusions, shrubs, etc...), wild spice blends, pickling and more...

Private group discounts available.

Check the PRIVATE CLASSES page for pricing and contact me if you're interested.

 

Wednesday July 26  –  Edible/Medicinal plants and Animals Walk

 

Now that the day are getting longer, you can take a break during the week and join me after work for a nice walk at a private property in the Angeles Forest. Not only will you see a lot of interesting exotic animals (camels, tortoises, zebra and much more), you also learn a lot of about local plants. We'll talk about their edible and medicinal properties, which ones are natives, invasives, protected and so on.  You'll even visit my "wild" native plants garden.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and say hi to the animals. Perfect for kids or if you are older too.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. We have poison oak in the area.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 6 PM to around 8:00 PM

Donation: $25 Cash on location - $10 (out of the $25) will be donated to the animals.

 

 

Saturday July 29 - Making vinegar from scratch (From beers and wines)

and creating gourmet infused vinegars

 

Photo: Homemade prickly pear wine vinegar.

 

Once you know how to make your own vinegar, you'll wonder why you even bought some from the store to start with, homemade vinegars are so much more tasty and alive.  You can make excellent salad dressings and sauces but you can also infuse your vinegars with fruits and berries to bring them to the next level. Personally I'm totally in love with my elderberry-infused vinegar.

 

From a self-reliance perspective, if you know how to make vinegar, you can also use it to preserve food.

 

During this workshop, you'll learn how to create/use a mother vinegar then take any alcoholic beverage and turn it into vinegar. It's a bit similar to kombucha. If you're into making your own beers and wines like I do, it really opens a world of possibilities.

 

But most of the culinary fun is also when you start blending or infusing them with other tasty ingredients such as juices, honey, aromatic herbs, berries and so on.

 

You'll even learn how you can start your own vinegar from scratch using local acetii bacteria which can be found in nature.

 

As usual, we'll also do a small plant walk (an hour or so) just for fun and learn about local plants.

 

Every participant will leave with their own mother of vinegar and a small jar to be used as a starter.

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

Donation: $40 (pay on top) -  25% will be donated for the animals on the property (camels, goats, zebra, etc...)

 

 

Sunday  July 30  - Plants Identification Walk

 

Learn about the plants surrounding you!  Are they poisonous? Edible? Medicinal? Useful in other ways?

 

And how to they fit within the local ecosystem? Are they natives, non-natives or invasives?

 

We'll drive from our original location to a private property and may do a couple of stops to explore the local flora and talk about the plants we see.

 

This walk is about plant identification and education so we won't be picking up any plants  but I'll bring some with me to share with the students. (you can always pick some from my wild plants garden at the end of the class)

 

After the walk, we’ll eat a yummy wild food snack that I’ve prepared in advance using plants we saw that day and of course we’ll have some wild drinks – sodas, infusions, etc…

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

Donation: $25 Cash on location - $10 (out of the $25) will be donated to the animals.

 

Wednesday August 2  –  Evening Walk

Edible/Medicinal plants and Animals Walk

 

Now that the day are getting longer, you can take a break during the week and join me after work for a nice walk at a private property in the Angeles Forest. Not only will you see a lot of interesting exotic animals (camels, tortoises, zebra and much more), you also learn a lot of about local plants. We'll talk about their edible and medicinal properties, which ones are natives, invasives, protected and so on.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and say hi to the animals. Perfect for kids or if you are older too.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. We have poison oak in the area.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 6 PM to around 8:30 PM

Donation: $25 Cash on location - $10 (out of the $25) will be donated to the animals.

 

 

 

 

Saturday August 12 –  Making Simple & Delicious Herbal Meads

 

Make honey-based sodas or alcoholic beverages using honey.

 

Honey - Plants or fruits - Water - Yeast. It's all you need to make delicious honey-based drinks. In fact, if you use raw honey, you don't even need to add yeast as raw honey already contains wild yeast.

 

During this class we'll do a quick walk/exploration of plants and fruits that could be used for making herbal meads and we'll talk about their culinary and medicinal uses.

 

After the walk, together we'll make a simple herbal mead using local plants and we'll discuss the various types of meads that can be done. Many of the herbal meads I create can be drunk within 2-3 weeks, even less but you can also age some for years.

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

Donation: $25 Cash on location - $10 (out of the $25) will be donated to the animals.

 

More classes and workshops coming soon... I will update in the next 2-3 days