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I do custom walks, talks, classes, tours.  Just email me at feralkevin (at) gmail (dot) com.

Edible Wild Plant Guided Tours, Classes, and Forays

In all my classes, kids under 12 come for free (so as long as they are supervised).

Cactus fruit, olives, edible palms and neighborhood food walk. November 19, Saturday 10am-12pm. (Pleasant Hill, CA). Join author and edible plant expert Kevin Feinstein on food journey through the suburbs. Learn how to forage and prepare prickly pear cactus fruit (tunas), explore local olive trees as well as fruit from palms. And whatever else you may find on the walking trail. $25 per person.

 

 

Crash Course in Wild Mushroom Foraging and Tour November 27, 2016, Sunday 10am-12pm. (Lafayette or Oakland Hills TBA). This is the class you need if you are a beginning mushroom forager. I recommend taking this class BEFORE you start trying to use field guides to identify mushrooms and BEFORE you go on a big mushroom expedition. This is the class I wish I had when I started learning about mushrooms years ago.

Crash Course in Wild Mushroom Foraging and Tour December 10, 2016, Saturday 10am-12pm. (Lafayette or Oakland Hills TBA). This is the class you need if you are a beginning mushroom forager. I recommend taking this class BEFORE you start trying to use field guides to identify mushrooms and BEFORE you go on a big mushroom expedition. This is the class I wish I had when I started learning about mushrooms years ago.

 

Wild Edible Plant Foray and Tour — October 9 2016, Sunday 10am-12pm (Lafayette Community Park meeting spot, Lafayette) $40 — Join me on a guided tour of local edible wild plants in the hills East of the Caldecott tunnel.   In this class we are able to actually forage for many things!   So not only bring your learning hat, but your bags and clippers, too.

Neighborhood Edible Plant Tour October 23, Sunday 10am-12pm (Walnut Creek, CA) $40 — Neighborhood Edible Plant Walk. I will take you around the local hood sharing his knowledge of the diversity of plants that grow right off the sidewalk, road, and trail. We’ll meet at the Contra Costa Canal Trail right below Masses Sports Bar and Grill. Park on the street, not at the Masses. Thanks!

 

Virtual Mushroom Foraging!  

Our mushroom season is so short here locally, but often very intense. I feel that with our busy schedules we often miss much (or all) of it.  It is especially difficult to find locations suitable to take a large group to find and learn about mushrooms.  But many of you out there are seeing them pop up, maybe even going on your own expeditions.  So don’t know what kind they are or how to go about further investigation on your own?  Call me!  We can set up FaceTime or other video conferencing, or a simple call/text and and submission of video or pictures, probably taken from your phone. Best done live in the field, but also possible to do after your foray.  When am I available? Off and on, here and there, just like you.  If you want to schedule something in advance with me, email me.

If you just happen upon mushrooms without a plan or appointment, as often occurs, just email me immediately at feralkevin (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject “Virtual Mushroom Foraging.”  If I am available I will send you a PayPal link to purchase a live consultation as described above as well as my phone number. Three options, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour ($15, $30, and $50 respectively).  If you catch me, great, if not, then maybe next time. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays are the best.

 

Picnic Lunch and Learn — TBA,  Join Kevin Feinstein and Lauren Henry for a food walk and picnic lunch. We’ll go on a small tour of the local open space, and continue this food exploration into the garden. We’ll conclude with a picnic including locally sourced, foraged, and garden grown foods. The menu will be emailed to you closer to the time of the class. Think Marin Sun meats, garden cole slaw and salad, green smoothie popsicles, and elderberry dessert. $50 per person

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Classes”

  1. wildflower says:

    Hey…what a great find. Thanks for inspiring people to really pay attention to their surroundings!
    We used to eat roasted bay nuts, but after a while I lost the taste for them. Great vid on bay nuts.
    Happy Foraging
    wildflower
    Sonoma County, Ca

  2. wildflower says:

    I forgot to add…in my commune days (way back)…I used to live on lentils supplemented by large quantities of miners’ lettuce, puffballs and fiddleheads (taste like walnuts)
    In those days I lived on no money and VERY little possessions. Sweet simple times.
    THANKS!

  3. Cathy Burgdorfr says:

    I came across your web site and love what you are doing.
    I live in a very rual area on 15 acers surronunded by timber land in the bluffs of the mississippi river.
    while growing up here my parents always ate the more common wild greens. I am vegan and wish to eat closer to the land. Foraging for my food is what i enjoy. I know there are many many types of plant that are edibal here. Im just not sure of all of them. Burdock and sting weed (nettles) are some of my favirots. Im looking forward to mid summer so i can enduldge on the thistles. If you can give me any insight on things i might/should be looking for in the timber would be wonderful. There is just so much of it here. It is all organic since we do not spray any of the timmber for over 50 years.
    Love your stuff!!!

  4. […] wild foods in his environment. As his interest grew, so did his knowledge, and before long, he was giving classes on wild edibles in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s now the author of two books, runs a school gardening program […]

  5. Amanda falks says:

    I live in Oregon and this is a wonder read for me. I just discovered nettles not to long ago and now my whole world has opened up! Thanks for the great info!

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