Wild Food Foraging

This activity has gained popularity in recent years for many reasons. Some people need to save money and this is a fun, organic way to add more nutrients to your diet while spending nothing except some time. Other reasons could be that others want to experience more nature while gathering parts of their meals to others wanting to be more survival savvy and more informed about their surroundings. It has also become trendy for chefs to have a more “wild” representation on their plates in their restaurants. There may be other reasons that foraging may fancy you not mentioned here. Regardless, all reasons are legitimate.


Foraging simultaneously instills conservation, outdoor activity, and a newfound sense of conscious community. One outing will provide a clear understanding of what "seasonal" truly means. The very act of physically canvassing the land becomes a game in and of itself. With consistent practice, one can gain an intuitive understanding of where you might find that "jackpot" of acorns, mugwort, black sage or other amazing plants in the local Los Angeles area. 

Finding and collecting the items is only the beginning as foraging is a journey, not a destination. There are many wonderful culinary, medicinal and infusion options for you to discover while on my walks or workshops as well as at home on your own.



Recipes & Plant Articles


Recipe for Natal Plum Pie


4 cups natal plums

1/2 lemon juiced

1 cup sugar

Two 9 inch pie crusts


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cut natal plums in half and scoop out seeds.
Place into a large bowl.

Juice the lemon and discard seeds and rind.
Pour juice over natal plums in bowl.

Add 1 cup sugar to plum and lemon mixture. Set bowl aside.

Prepare the bottom crust in your pie pan. Optional: grease pan before adding crust.


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