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Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants Walk plus Stone Age Skills!

Join our tribe of intrepid Gatherer-Hunters as we explore the incredibly rich biological diversity of George F. Canyon Park in Palos Verdes. Learn what plants to use for a toothbrush, to treat a bee sting, to treat arthritis, to make a fire, to make rope, and much more! And then there's all the stuff you can eat, too! We'll sample the taste of many edibles.

Plan for an easy hike and a FUN day! Chris has been teaching ancient skills for over 25 years and is recognized as one of the top authorities in N. America.

Please bring with you:

notepad and camera if you'd like to record information
comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for hiking

Course fee is $30. Ask about a family discount.

Afterwards, we'll go to a different location to enjoy a potluck together and practice some firemaking skills. Bring food/drink to share and bowl, cup and utensils. Location to be announced.

(pic) Cooking stinging nettle in a clay pot.

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  • Molly O.


    I was trying all week to get my schedule covered on Saturday, because I was deperately hoping to come to this class. I'm just writing you let you know that I'd definitely attend this class if you can do another one sometime in the near future. Please & thank you! Sincerely,

    Maureen Miettinen

    January 27, 2013

  • Patrick G.

    couldn't make it. caught the crud. :(

    January 26, 2013

  • Katherine N.

    Bummed I can't make this class but I have a previous commitment. Will you be doing another one soon?

    January 26, 2013

    • Chris M.

      The next class that I have scheduled is primitive fire making in Topanga. That class is being organized separate from meetup and may be full for Feb 24. I'll announce it here if there is still room. I try to offer at least one class a month for adults, and I may offer another class in Feb.

      January 26, 2013

  • release the h.

    Will there be an issue if it rains?

    January 25, 2013

    • Chris M.

      Everyone has issues. I suspect that rain may make some people's issues more noticeable, though I am planning to have a great day regardless of the weather. There's only a 20% chance of showers before 10am tomorrow, and I believe we'll have clear weather :D

      January 25, 2013

    • release the h.

      Sounds good to me.

      January 25, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hi. I notice you mention a "family discount". Please advise on the rate for one adult and one 10 year old. Thanks!

    January 25, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I generally offer one adult/family class per month on weekends. The rest of my time goes to mentoring in nature with kids during the week. The next time I offer a class like this, it will be in a new location. Orange county... Pasadena...

    January 25, 2013

  • Jansen H.

    I can't do this tomorrow but we'd LOVE to on another day! I really love the idea and premise of this class. Please let us know when you are having it again.

    January 25, 2013

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