Forager’s Feast Winter

This seasonal series shows you how to develop a nutritive relationship and bake, roast, saute, ferment and preserve  with the edible landscape that grows all around us. In this fun filled weekend, you’ll  learn to identify, properly harvest, and cook with the wild edibles and medicinals of the Bay Area. Winter Session will focus on harvesting roots, nuts, and fruits, and with the rains we’ll find young wild greens, mushrooms (discussed; not harvested); Yarrow, Mugwort roots, Cleavers, Miner’s Lettuce, Chickweed, Redwood, Manzanita berries, Toyon berries, Turkey tails, Dandelion.

Date: Winter Session, January 28 and 29

Time: 10:00 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Saturday East Bay Hills; location to be sent out a week before class

Sunday private venue in Los Gatos, CA; also, over Zoom


Weekend Schedule

Saturday morning

Join Alexandra for an informative herb walk in the East Bay hills. You’ll learn to identify plants and their edible and medicinal virtues, along with proper harvesting and processing techniques. Discussion will include the ethics of wildcrafting  to ensure an ongoing bounty for years to come. We’ll  focus on invasives and natives that grow and fruit in abundance, and on understanding which wild edibles are rare and endangered and must not be collected. .

Sunday morning

Sunday morning’s classes focus on food preparation with harvested bounty. Join Alexandra at a private venue on the Peninsula, or over Zoom, as she demonstrates recipes that incorporate our seasonal foods into rich, delicious, and  invigorating dishes. Chosen recipes will  illustrate extraction and food preservation techniques so you can develop the  confidence to incorporate these plants into your daily meals.

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