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Summer Garden Tour

Wild Edible Plant Foray and Tour and Mega Diverse Garden Tour —  August 12, 2017 Saturday 10am-12pm (Lafayette) $40 –Join Kevin Feinstein (Feral Kevin) on a guided tour of local edible wild plants in the hills East of the Caldecott tunnel.  Sample the promise of what the season brings to our area in terms of foraging.  In this class, […]

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Power of seed saving?

Notice in the picture how the one tray of tomato seedlings looks way further along and happier than the rest.   The only difference was that the plants that are grew much faster were from seeds that were saved on site by me. The rest were purchased (but very high quality.) Same soil mix, same […]

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Wild Mulberry Grafting Adventure

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Finally a bit of sun

Not only did we have our first sunny day in a long time here this weekend, it was warmish (61 or so) and beautiful. Now being in mid February, we are far enough away from the Winter Solstice that the sun can actually begin doing something. I made a green smoothie from the backyard patio […]

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It’s been a great mushroom year, and they are still popping up! This Sunday, January 22, 2017, I will be leading a mushroom class in Petaluma at Tara Firma farms. Candy caps, for one, have been spotted! I will offer private mushroom classes going forward, but this is probably the last open mushroom class of […]

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Mushroom Classes Added!

The rains have begun, and if other forces come together, there will be mushroom foraging!  I’ve added two classes for now, hopefully there will be more possible and remember our mushroom season is super short, so don’t miss it! I am also available for private mushroom tours, just email me!  feralkevin (at) gmail (dot) com. […]

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    We were out on a bike ride and noticed a beautiful fully grown loquat tree at the end of a court along the trail. Many of its fruit were ripe, reachable and good, so we grabbed a few to take home for later. At home, I gathered from the backyard patio garden some […]

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Garden salad with: flowering mache tops cilantro tips wild onion lily flowers baby purple tree collards fresh lemon juice olive oil the finest salt in all the Shire coarsely ground black pepper comments:  The baby collards hit the umami receptors, but all the food had that richness. The subtle mustardy spice kick of the collards […]

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Spring Update and New Classes

It’s been an unusual spring weather wise, — at least unusual relief from the past 5 years of drought.  The wild plants are going crazy and the hills are as green as I have ever seen them. The warm season plants aren’t very happy. Things like tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, moringa, longevity spinach, etc. We haven’t been particularly cold, […]

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Plant and Seed List

Here are some plants and seeds that I am looking to sell or trade. Originally intended for the Seed Swap but it was rained out.  Just email me what you are interested in and we can work something out. I will mail seeds, but plants must be gotten in person.  All the proceeds will go […]

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