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