The Wild Path Courses

SPRING 2022
March-May

Apprenticeship:
Spring Wild Foods

10 Weeks (8 live virtual + 2 in-person field trips + 1 weekend field trip)
An introductory course to foraging wild foods, sustainability issues, and ethics. Plant and mushroom identification skills, how to harvest, process and preserve wild foods for your health and supporting the environment by focusing on invasive species. Virtual-only option available.

Field Trip Locations: Southern California
Virtual-Only Option Available
Details & Registration
[ CLOSED FOR 2022 /
Registration for Spring 2023 opens November 1, 2022 ]


FALL 2022
September-November

Apprenticeship:
Fall Wild Foods

10 Weeks (8 live virtual + 2 in-person workshop + 1 weekend field trip)
Fall is a time of going inward, nourishing our own roots; preserving and using the bounty of prior seasons. We will dive deeply into culinary techniques that apply to wild foods, plus creative plating and food styling to make even a “plate full of weeds” look appetizing! We will also explore foundational herbalism for foragers.

Field Trip Locations: Southern California
Virtual-Only Option Available
Details & Registration NOW OPEN


FALL 2022
October-November

Course: Wild Foods of the Pacific Northwest

6 Weeks (5 live virtual + 1 weekend field trip)
An six week course of foraging in Northern California and focusing on plants and mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest region (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Colombia and Alaska).

Field Trip Location: Northern California
Virtual-Only Option Available
Details & Registration NOW OPEN!


WINTER 2023
February – March

Course: West Coast Wild Mushrooms

6 Weeks (5 live virtual + 1 weekend field trip)
Discover the world of wild mushrooms of the West Coast. This in-depth course will cover important identification skills to discern edible and deadly species, how and where to hunt for mushrooms, medicinal uses and therapies using fungi, cooking techniques and recipes.

Field Trip Location: Northern California
Virtual-Only Option Available
Details & Registration
[ REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT 1 ]


SPRING 2023
March – April

Course: Sonoran Desert

6 Weeks (5 live virtual + 1 weekend field trip)
This intensive course explores the true abundance of what seems like a scarce and arid landscape. From edible and medicinal cacti to delicious berries, medicinal plants, and ephemeral greens and the desert provides us with unusual textures and new flavors to explore in the kitchen.

Field Trip Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Virtual-Only Option Available
Details & Registration
[ REGISTRATION OPENS DEC 1 ]

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