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If you're interested in a class/workshop, take a look at the price, use the Paypal button (accept regular credit/debit cards) and send me an email (pascal@urbanoutdoorskills.com) to let me know which class you paid for.

If you can not use paypal or don't use credit/debit cards contact me by email.

 

Classes and Workshops

I like to keep my classes small (around 15) so make sure you register in advance. If a class or workshop is full, it is indicated on this page (no need to send me an email to ask me there is room available).  If you received a gift certificate last year, the $20.00 for plant walks will still apply for that certificate.

 

All my classes and workshops are done outdoor - Always check a couple of days before if the class/workshop is still happening, had a change of location or rescheduled due to extreme weather.

January 2018

 

 

Chaparral and Fire Walk - Edible, Aromatic and Medicinal plants.

Saturday January 13

 

Despite the recent fires, we still have plenty to see and learn. We'll walk in a local chaparral and look at local edible and aromatic plants, we'll also talk about their medicinal uses. We'll also explore a forest that recently burned, if we had any rain, learn and explore how nature is coping with it. There is always something to learn.

 

Expect to see a lot of wild sages and similar aromatic plants, as well as local edibles such as nettles, cattail and countless others. If we are lucky, maybe some mushrooms too.

 

The walk is mostly about plant identification, we won't be picking up native plants, non-native are fair game (and most of them are edible)

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

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)

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to 1 PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

 

Wilder Fermentation Workshop + Plants Walk

Saturday January 20

 

Learn how to create delicious fermented condiments, sauces and much more! Sauerkraut, Kimchi, hot sauces...

 

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, I 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.

 

I 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.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (don't under the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

$40

 

 

 

Mushrooms hunt and plants too! (edible and medicinal mushrooms)

Sunday January 21 (SOLD OUT - SEE MARCH FOR NEXT ONE)

 

Let's explore a local forest and learn about our beautiful flora and eco-system. The walk is mostly about plants identification and their uses (medicinal, culinary, etc...) but, who knows, we may find some interesting medicinal mushrooms (I found some reishi last time) and even some edible ones (Oysters).

 

I'm mostly a plant guy but I know a few (safe) mushrooms very well.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Rain protection gear,shoes that can be muddy or boots are a good idea

 

The walk WILL HAPPEN rain or shine, even if the rain is quite strong, it's a fantastic exercise to learn wildcrafting using all your senses, including smell.

 

Location:

 

Hahamongna Watershed Park

4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

34.192740, -118.175746

Enter the park at the intersection of foothill blvd and Oak Grove Dr then take the first road on the left. Go down the road and turn right toward the baseball field, you will find a large parking area. Look for a red Jeep Wrangler

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

$30.00 (Pay on top) (SOLD OUT - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS)

 

 

 

Forest Walk - Edible and Medicinal plants - possibly mushrooms

Saturday 27 January

 

Let's explore a local forest and learn about the interesting trees, plants, berries and  mushrooms that can be found within. We'll discuss their culinary, medicinal or other possible useful uses. The area was burned in December and I'm wondering if we can find interesting mushrooms in the area but I can't promise anything.

 

The walk is mostly about plant identification, we won't be picking up native plants in that location though I'll bring some from my native plants garden if you are interested.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

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)

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to 12:30PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

Wild Beers Workshop + Plants Walk

Sunday 28 January

 

Let's get back to the basics of making beer. You'll be amazed how easy it is to make tasty beers at home with little equipment. During this workshop, you learn about plants that have been used during history as brewing ingredients, how to extract wild yeast, creating sugar sources from fruits and berries and much more!

 

First we'll go on a plant identification walk and identify some of the plants and other ingredients (such as barks and roots) that have been used historically to create interesting brews (Horehound, mugwort, etc...). We'll also talk about medicinal and edible plants during the walk. It's a very slow walk, probably 1 1/2hr

 

After the walk, we'll sit down and I'll show you the process of making the beer on location, we'll go through all the steps. Some wild refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

Limit: 15 participants. Early registration is strongly recommended due to limited space.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 2 PM

$50 (Pay on top) - $10 will be donated to the local animals - camel, zebra, goats, etc...

 

 

 

Wild Food Tasting and Plants Walk (limited to 15 people)

Saturday February 3

 

It's back!  Each month, we have a class that is more focused toward food and feature some culinary uses of local and seasonal wild edibles. If you are into unique food or want to experience the true flavors of Southern California, this is a class you don't want to miss. It's also fun to bring the whole family or friends.

 

During the first part of the class, we'll go on a leisury walk and explore the local plants on the property. We'll talk about their medicinal and culinary uses. The walk is around an hour or so with lots of stops.

 

After the walk, we get to work. We divide the group into teams and each team puts together a small dish. You're provided with the wild ingredients and you're putting it together. It's super easy and fun.

 

The food, featuring the bounty our of our environment, can be quite unusual and creative. Pickled wild ingredients, ancient beers and wines,  foraged berries and fruits, insects, fish cooked in clay, acorn hummus, wild spices...it's always a culinary surprise!

 

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

 

Limited to 15 participants - register early.

 

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

We'll drive from that location to the new location with picnic tables, etc...

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

$50 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

 

Local Hills - Edible and Medicinal plants  - Drinks, Wild Snacks and Foraged Salad

Sunday February 4

 

Let's explore a local forest and learn about the interesting trees, plants, berries and  mushrooms that can be found within. We'll discuss their culinary, medicinal or other possible useful uses. The area was burned in December and I'm wondering if we can find interesting mushrooms in the area but I can't promise anything.

 

The walk is mostly about plant identification, we won't be picking up native plants in that location though I'll bring some from my native plants garden if you are interested.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants.

 

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

 

Long pants is a good idea - 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

We'll drive from that location to the new location with picnic tables, etc...

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

$30 (Walk is on private property, $10 will be donated to the local animals - camels, zebra, etc...)

 

 

 

Chaparral Plants Walk.

Saturday February 10

 

Despite the recent fires, we still have plenty to see and learn. We'll walk in a local chaparral and look at local edible and aromatic plants, we'll also talk about their medicinal uses. We'll also explore a forest that recently burned, if we had any rain, learn and explore how nature is coping with it. There is always something to learn.

 

Expect to see a lot of wild sages and similar aromatic plants, as well as local edibles such as nettles, cattail and countless others. If we are lucky, maybe some mushrooms too.

 

The walk is mostly about plant identification, we won't be picking up native plants, non-native are fair game (and most of them are edible)

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

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)

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to 12:30PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

Photo: Acorn, walnuts and cashew cheese  -  walnuts and foraged oyster mushrooms pate, wild mustard, pickled walnuts and yucca buds

 

Plants and Nuts-based Cheese Spreads and Pâtés Workshop

(Vegetarian/Vegan)  + Plants Walk

Sunday February 11

 

Another new exciting workshop featuring local plants and nuts. This time we will explore the flavors of our local terroir by making gourmet cheese spreads and pâtés with plants and nuts that can be found in our local wilderness, your native plants garden or even purchased at your local supermarket. We're talking walnuts, acorns, pine nuts, almonds, cashew and other types of nuts or even seeds.

 

In French cuisine, pâtés are usually a mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Common additions include vegetables, herbs, spices, and either wine or brandy (often cognac or armagnac). Pâté can be served either hot or cold.

 

But that day, we'll skip the meat and fat to create super healthy vegetarian or vegan alternatives using local nuts, mushrooms and spices. It's super delicious too!

 

We'll even go further and I'll show you how I ferment such cheese spreads to add some probiotics.

 

Of course, we'll have some tasting too!  We'll get to taste various cheese spreads and pâtés with some yummy wild drinks too. Maybe even some wild beers.

 

Location:  Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Rd

Fullerton, CA 92831

 

Sign-up will be available on their web site soon

 

 

 

Plants Walk - Mountains Exploration - Edible, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

Saturday February 17

 

Let's explore a beautiful area in the local mountains and see what we can find.

 

The walk is mostly about plant identification, we won't be picking up native plants in that location though I'll bring some from my native plants garden if you are interested. Non-native or invasive plants are fair game.

 

It's a very slow, easy walk with lots of stops to talk about plants.

 

Make sure you bring water and sun protection. It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and from time to time we'll find some shade to relax a bit.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack featuring some of the plants/berries or fruits we have seen. I'll probably serve some cactus pears soda or juice and other yummy things.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have many prickly things in that type of environment. Again, make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We'll have some wild refreshment after the walk (infusion, wild soda or other)

 

You will need to purchase a "Forest Adventure Pass" which cost $5.00 at the 711 near our meeting location.

 

We meet at the Sunland Shopping Center (Near the sushi restaurant)

8349 Foothill Blvd, Sunland,

Sunland, CA

 

34.260164, -118.314897

We'll drive from that location to the local mountains

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:30 PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

 

 

Wild plants-based burgers and salads (Vegetarian and Vegan)  + Plants Walk

Sunday February 18

 

Say whaa????

 

That's right!  We're going into the deep-end of foraging skills, into the dark chambers of mad feral culinary skills. We're going to make plants-based burgers using local nuts, mushrooms and plants. Not only that, we'll also walk around and make a wild food salad with what we find.

 

I mean, where can you even find an acorn burger? Or one made with local walnuts and oyster mushrooms? What about incorporating some local native beans? We'll even go further and use homemade mustard from foraged wild seeds (maybe we'll make some on location too) and wild pickles. This is beyond hyper-local gourmet food!

 

It's going to be such a fun class. During the first part  of the class, we'll walk around and identify local wild edible greens and aromatic plants - we'll collect some to make a wild food salad.

 

After the walk, we get to work and I'll explain how I approach making my wild burger patties, what ingredients I use and the various possibilities. With your help, we'll make a recipe on location and make a vegan or vegetarian burger patty using stone tools (molcajete - Mexican stone grinder) - it's easier at home using a blender.

 

Of course, we'll have some tasting as well. We'll make a salad, cook some burgers, enjoy some wild beers. Life is good!

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 2 PM

$50 (Pay on top) - $10 will be donated to the local animals - camel, zebra, goats, etc...

 

 

 

 

Photo: Fermented acorns and walnuts cheese covered in ashes from the recent fires, wild spices walnuts cheese, fermented hot

sauce cheese, kimcheese (wild food kimchi incorporated into a cashew and acorn cheese), etc...

 

 

Wild Cheeses Workshop + Plants Walk

(No Dairy - Vegan - Limited to 15 people)

Fermented / Aged Plants and Nuts-Based Hard Cheeses

Sunday February 25

 

We're going nuts! Literally! If you thought we reached the deep end with our foraged wild burgers, you're in for a surprise!  Let's explore even deeper the culinary possibilities of our local terroir by making some fermented aged cheeses with local aromatic plants, nuts and unusual ingredients like ashes, homemade salt from sea water and much more!

 

Don't worry though, you can make those cheeses too with ingredients found in most supermarkets (Whole Food, Ralph, etc...).

 

Vegetarian and vegan nuts-based cheeses have come a long way in the last couple of years, the secret was really to use similar techniques to making dairy milks, including fermentation. I spent many months studying and experimenting with making delicious vegan cheeses by fermenting local nuts and plants, we're talking local walnuts, acorns, wild aromatic herbs, ashes and so on..., but also using regular store-bought ingredients. In this workshop, I will share my experience and techniques.

 

The amount of creativity possible and flavors are truly limitless, some of these cheeses can be aged for weeks or even months. Depending on the recipe, some will taste quite similar to some aged dairy-based French cheeses (stinky a bit) or more mild with cheddar-like qualities.

 

It's an unusual and truly unique workshop, not available anywhere else and well worth attending if you are into unique wild food or vegan/vegetarian cheeses.

 

During the first part of the workshop, we will go on a plant walk and identify plants or nuts that I use to flavor or make my fermented cheeses. We'll probably grab some edible greens to make a salad as well.

 

After the walk, I will take you through the process of making the cheese from scratch. I'll explain which ingredients can be used, how to ferment the cheeses, different techniques for aging them and much more.

 

Of course, we'll have some tasting too!  We'll try a couple (maybe more) of different cheeses using wild or store-bought nuts. We can't have cheese without beer so I'll bring some wild beers as well.

 

Limited to 15 participants - register early.

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 2 PM

$60 (Pay on top) - $10 will be donated to the local animals - camel, zebra, goats, etc...

 

 

 

 

Wilder Fermentation Workshop + Plants Walk

Saturday March 3

 

Learn how to create delicious fermented condiments, sauces and much more! Sauerkraut, Kimchi, hot sauces...

 

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, I 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.

 

I 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.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (don't under the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

$40 (Pay on top - 25% will be donated to the animals of Reptacular)

 

 

Mushrooms hunt and plants too! (edible and medicinal mushrooms)

Sunday March 4

 

Let's explore a local forest and learn about our beautiful flora and eco-system. The walk is mostly about plants identification and their uses (medicinal, culinary, etc...) but, who knows, we may find some interesting medicinal mushrooms (I found some reishi last time) and even some edible ones (Oysters).

 

I'm mostly a plant guy but I know a few (safe) mushrooms very well.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks or maybe a snack.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We don't have much poison oak in the area but we do have some.  Rain protection gear, shoes that can be muddy or boots are a good idea

 

The walk WILL HAPPEN rain or shine.

 

Location:

 

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

We'll drive from that location to the new location.

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

Forest Walk

Sunday March 10

 

New location - let's explore a local forest and see what the recent rain brought us. The walk is mostly about plants identification and their uses (medicinal, culinary, etc...) but, who knows, we may find some interesting medicinal mushrooms. We should see a lot of interesting edible greens and we'll collect some to make a wild food salad after the class.  Expect to see between 20 and 30 edible or medicinal plants.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks with the wild food salad and maybe an additional snack too.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Rain protection gear,shoes that can be muddy or boots are a good idea

 

The walk WILL HAPPEN rain or shine.

 

Location:

 

Crescenta Valley Park.

3901 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214

34.224923, -118.257495

We meet on the main road past the doggy parking lot.

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

$30.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

Brewing wild beers with local plants - Extracting yeast and more!

Sunday March 11

 

Let's get back to the basics of making beer. You'll be amazed how easy it is to make tasty beers at home with little equipment. During this workshop, you learn about plants that have been used during history as brewing ingredients, how to extract wild yeast, creating sugar sources from fruits and berries and much more!

 

First we'll go on a plant walk in the garden and identify some of the plants and other ingredients (such as barks and roots) that have been used historically to create interesting brews (Horehound, mugwort, yarrow, etc...). We'll also talk about medicinal and edible plants during the walk. It's a very slow walk, probably 1hr.

 

After the walk, we'll go back the class room and I'll show you the process of making a simple wild beer on location - together, we'll go through all the steps so you can easily redo it at home.

 

Some wild refreshments, some beer tasting and snacks will be served.

 

Location: Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Rd

Fullerton, CA 92831

 

Sign-up will be available on their web site soon

 

 

 

Wildly Simple and Creative Cooking!

Learn how to cook some of our most common and unusual wild edibles

Saturday March 17

 

 

If you study wild edibles and have attended various foraging classes, you realize that many wild plants are labeled as edible but still, you don't see anyone doing anything with them. It can be frustrating because in some location it's really well over 50% of the wild greens you find. Instead people tend to concentrate on a few "choice" edibles such as chickweed, wild berries, nettles, wild spinach and so on...

 

There are many reasons for that - sometimes it's too bitter, too tough, has unusual flavors or the recipes given are extremely crude. I.E. " Boil the plant and change water to remove the bitterness".

 

When was the last time you saw someone make a dish with the bitter prickly lettuce or our invasive Mediterranean mustard? What about our local wild radish leaves or Mallow? Many of these plants are EXTREMELY PLENTIFUL and often invasive, so let's explore how we can turn those wild greens into some tasty and flavorful dishes.

 

First we'll go on a plant walk to identify and collect some of the plants we'll be using for the workshop. We'll also talk about any edible, medicinal or aromatic plants we'll encounter.

 

After the walk, we'll drive to another location and get to work. We'll take some of the plants we found during the walk and I'll demonstrate some recipes you can use. I'll also bring with me some other recipes I made during the week and explain what I did and provide you with written recipe. We will keep the recipes and concepts super simple and that knowledge will really enable you to incorporate local wild food in your daily diet and help the environment in the process.

 

 

Location: Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

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)

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to around 2PM

$40.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

Plants Walk - Local hills

Sunday March 18

 

Join us for a gentle walk in the local hills surrounding Los Angeles. The walk is mostly about plants identification and their uses (medicinal, culinary, etc...) but, who knows, we may find some interesting medicinal mushrooms. We should see a lot of interesting edible greens and we'll collect some to make a wild food salad after the class.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks with the wild food salad and maybe an additional snack too.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area.  Rain protection gear,shoes that can be muddy or boots are a good idea

 

The walk WILL HAPPEN rain or shine.

 

Location:

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (don't under the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

$30.00  (Pay on top)

 

Wild cheeses photo by

 

 

Wild Food Tasting and Plants Walk (limited to 15 people)

Saturday March 24

 

It's back!  Each month, we have a class that is more focused toward food and feature some culinary uses of local and seasonal wild edibles. If you are into unique food or want to experience the true flavors of Southern California, this is a class you don't want to miss. It's also fun to bring the whole family or friends.

 

During the first part of the class, we'll go on a leisury walk and explore the local plants on the property. We'll talk about their medicinal and culinary uses. The walk is around an hour or so with lots of stops.

 

After the walk, we get to work. We divide the group into teams and each team puts together a small dish. You're provided with the wild ingredients and you're putting it together. It's super easy and fun.

 

The food, featuring the bounty our of our environment, can be quite unusual and creative. Pickled wild ingredients, ancient beers and wines,  foraged berries and fruits, insects, fish cooked in clay, acorn hummus, wild spices...it's always a culinary surprise!

 

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

 

Limited to 15 participants - register early.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (don't under the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:30 PM

$50.00 (Pay on top - 25% will be donated to the animals of Reptacular)

 

 

 

 

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Check for daily update on the schedule, I will add more classes tomorrow.