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Lately I’ve been busy not so much foraging, but really enjoying the benefits of gardening and being in the kitchen. I’ve been eating so well this summer from all the fresh ingredients and Lauren’s amazing cooking, that I thought I had to share this with you. Here is just one of the amazing dishes we’ve had that I actually thought to take a picture of and write down what was in it.

chicken kale salad

organic fried chicken (chopped)

Chicaoji sauce (aka best hot sauce ever, it will change your life)

Strauss organic sour cream made into onion dip (from “100 Days of Real Food”)

garden grown sun berries

garden grown golden berries (cape gooseberries)

garden grown blue dwarf kale salad

garden grown cucumber (peeled)

homemade organic corn tortillas chips (broken)

organic sunflower seeds

organic roasted cashews

high quality early press olive oil

organic coconut oil

avocado oil

organic cheese

garden grown gotu kola leaves

garden grown malabar spinach leaves (baby)

garden grown johnny jump-up flowers

Celtic sea salt

organic black pepper

toasted sesame oil

organic black sesame seeds

organic onions finely chopped

Braggs apple cider vinegar

organic fresh lemon juice


Of course reading about it doesn’t come anywhere close to actually tasting it. Nor does my not so well taken photograph. So we’re doing a picnic class while the garden is still very active, and of course some foraged foods will be in there, too.

Picnic Lunch and Learn — September 13, Sunday, 11:30am-2:00pm. 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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Garden Tour and Foray

August 16 Garden Tour and Edible Wild Plant Foray


We’ll start the Edible Wild Plant Foray as usual in the open space, learning about what is still growing there in the dry season. We will then spend the second half of the tour in the large semi-wild, permaculture style, food forest inspired, mega diverse garden!  Taste and learn about unusual fruits and veggies, learn about wicking beds and my style of gardening, forage for delicious edible weeds, see the baby chicks and the black soldier fly bin!  

Wild Edible Plant Foray — August 16, 2015, Sunday 10am-12pm (Lafayette Community Park meeting spot, Lafayette) $40  Click to REGISTER

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This Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 10 am until noon, I will be offering a 50% sale on my Edible Wild Plant Foray class.  When registering through EventBrite, simply add the promotion code: FERAL and receive 50% off the price of the class.

The class promises to be one of the best, with wild artichokes, wild radish pods, mallow cheesewheels, and an assortment of wild plums and other possible fruits!


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My new book, Practically Wild: Food and Health Through the Eyes of a Modern Forager, has been released!  Currently it is only available by ordering here  (click “add to cart”) — or in person such as in one my classes or talks.

This book has proven difficult for me come up with a concise description of its subject matter. I like to say it’s my 15+ years of research into food and health. It’s a deliberate hodge podge — its subject matter is very broad. It’s stuff that I think we all should know as humans on planet Earth today. When I started my journey over 15 years ago, I was just finding out how we were doing everything catastrophically wrong in regards to food, health, and the environment. After having digested that and my life changed forever, I realized that what I needed to figure out was how to do it the right way. So Practically Wild is that research essentially distilled into a need-to-know, easy to understand format so that everyone may share in the knowledge I’ve gained about these subjects. If we realize that our global culture is doing it way wrong, which is widely understood by now, this book is my attempt to show us how to do it right, based on my experience, observations, and ongoing research.

Practically Wild

Food and Health Through the Eyes of a Modern Forager

by Kevin Feinstein (December 2014)

Paperbackbook cover practically wild

Over 15 years of food and health research condensed

Color photographs

Guides to understanding plants and mushrooms

What kind of food to eat, water to drink 

Personal stories from Kevin

Gardening Tips and Advice








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It’s spring and there is so much potential. It is my favorite time of year. And although Efishent Foods will grow year round in a Bay Area greenhouse, and have produce available all year, — even some tropical and warm season plants in the winter! — spring still is important to get started on a project like this. The summer simply has more sun and that is why for us it’s still “the growing season.” We launched our Kickstarter campaign for this very reason when we did. We really want to get growing as soon as possible –it’s April and we don’t want to miss our window.

We only have 12 days left and we still have a long way to go. We can’t do it without your help!  Please contribute or spread the word!


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Bay Area foraging in the news

kqed article

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My new book is available in electronic form!  The physical printed book will follow very shortly.  It is a PDF version that should be readable on my platforms and technologies.
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About the book:

Practically Wild: Food and Health Through the Eyes of a Modern Forager is a distillation of my 15+ years of research and experience with food, health, foraging, gardening, and a host of other related topics. I wrote this book for folks that want to know more about their food and how to think about health but don’t have the time or ability to follow up on this themselves. In this book is the knowledge and practices that have transformed my life (and continues to do so.)

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The new rains have brought my edible wild plant forays back. The hills are full of new green growth with more rain hopefully on its way.

Click here to see my upcoming classes and events.


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We are no longer self-published, Heyday Press in Berkeley is now the publisher of the book The Bay Area Forager. Copies will still be available to purchase in my classes, talks, and events, but no longer via direct order. The good news is that the book will now be in many bookstores and other more widespread markets.


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Aquaponics saved!

The landlord had a change of heart once I gave him a tour of the system!  All good for now!

Thanks to everyone for their support!

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