Join us if you want to learn or share how to find, ID, gather, process, and use foods, medicine, and tools from the wild. Hunter-gatherers easily met all their needs from the wild and we can too. Nowadays we work twice as much as hunter-gatherers did, and get half the quality of food. Together, we'll learn knowledge and skills to reduce our reliance on corporations and try to live in balance with nature. We'll go on short walks or extended trips outdoors to find and gather edible, medicinal, and useful plants, mushrooms, etc. My strengths are in edible plants, insects, and mushrooms, but I also know a lot about primitive skills and tools, plenty about animals and tracking, and a fair bit about medicines. Members are invited to share their knowledge and skills and suggest activities and places. Anyone may join except those intending to sell any foods they gather from the wild. We'll adhere to ethical guidelines, such as gathering only what is needed for personal or family use, leaving plenty for wild creatures and sustaining the population, minimizing waste, and caring for the land.

See my website AncestralArts.net or the "Pages" tab for foraging resources.

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  • November 16, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Urban Foraging

    33 Foragers | 5.00

    Impress your families this thanksgiving with wild-foraged foods! Join us on a walk through UC Berkeley's Campus and surrounding neighborhoods to learn about urban plants... Learn more
  • November 15, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Acorn Cooking

    30 Foragers | 5.00 | 18 Photos

    Serve a traditional wild native food of California for your Thanksgiving! It's the season; free, tasty acorns are dropping by the millions from your local trees! But how... Learn more
  • August 3, 2014 · 11:45 AM

    Foraging East Bay Hills

    34 Foragers | 5.00 | 5 Photos

    Learn to ID and use edible, medicinal, and useful plants, animals, and fungi of Sibley Volcanic Preserve! We'll meet Sunday, August 3rd at 11:45-11:55 AM, and start... Learn more
  • July 12, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Foraging Strawberry Canyon

    37 Foragers | 4.50 | 21 Photos

    Learn how to ID and use edible, medicinal, and useful plants, arthropods, and other organisms of Strawberry Canyon! This is a nice area with old forests of many types.... Learn more
  • April 19, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    UC Davis Powwow

    2 Foragers

    Come to the 42nd Annual Powwow at UC Davis! There will be speakers, workshops, seminars, art exhibits, performing artists, films, receptions, and cultural ceremonies... Learn more
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