Jump into the world of fresh, free, nutrient-rich food that's all around us. The Bay's abundance of food-producing trees and plants goes unnoticed to many, but for the ones of us who look, we are rewarded with some of the best food you could never get at a grocery store. We begin with a brief introduction to foraging, including foraging facts and how to preserve & enjoy your harvest while drinking freshly-picked herbal tea and sampling wild snacks. We then take a short walk or drive to the nearest productive trees in the neighborhood where we will forage fruit, nuts, greens and whatever else is in season. We prepare our harvest into a simple & delicious dish and get a taste of the wild. There will be time to ask questions and talk about fruit preservation & storage techniques as we wrap up the experience. You will leave with some of the harvest too. Looking forward to a foraging adventure with you!
I'm a seasoned forager with a deep passion for all things ecology, food and nutrition. I've lead many classes & workshops on agroecology, sustainable food systems and wild foods at Gill Tract Farm as well as at the North American Permaculture convergence. My day job is teaching gardening and nature connection to elementary school children. My favorite food to forage right now are live oak acorns. Check out www.healingecosystems.com/foraging to get updates on what is in season through our newsletter and Instagram.
fruit, seeds, nuts all snacks locally sourced
pickers, buckets, glasses
Experiences begin in our sustainably-designed backyard garden oasis. We then move to local fruit trees located either in neighbor's yards (with special permission of course) or public trees that are in-season.
最多可接待10位参与者，无年龄限制。 Guests should be comfortable being outdoors potentially in the sun for at least an hour. Luckily our climate in Berkeley is very mild and comfortable.
Walking will be minimal, no long hikes. We will either carpool to the location or walk if its only a few blocks. Guests are welcome to simply watch and learn or to pick fruit themselves.