Mt. Tam Wild Edibles Walk & Educational Talk + Spring Water Harvesting! 5/26/13

  • May 26, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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DESCRIPTION: Join your lead-host Christian Bates and co-hostess Bethanne Wanamaker on a mesmerizing adventure on Mt. Tamalpais to discover local wild foods and medicinal herbs as we journey on the border between civilization and the old growth Muir Woods. Our destination will be the picturesque Cascade Creek Headwaters - a spring gushing perfect cold drinking water straight out of the mountain. Learn the history of the Bay Area and practical tools you can use to up-level your health. Join us for a highly educational walk and discover:

* How to strengthen your immune system and restore stressed adrenal glands with wild foods from Nature

* Why wild foods are essential for your changing nutritional needs and the best ones to harvest, and when

* How wild foods, superfoods, and tonic herbs can strengthen your holistic nutritional strategy for optimal health

* The history of Mt. Tamalpais, a sacred land balanced between preservation and misdeed

Plus, Questions and Answers with Christian - no topic is off limits



* A glass jug you will feel comfortable carrying full of fresh spring water (e.g. A half gallon would be about 5 pounds, which is fairly heavy while hiking)

* Appropriate footwear for you (Vibram Five Fingers are great) to walk on rocky fire roads for about 3 hours

* Energy in your belly (Eat something so you have plenty of energy to hike; we will provide superfood smoothies)

* Clothes that will keep you warm/cool (layers are best)


OPTIONAL: We (Christian & Bethanne) will be offering our mouth-watering low-glycemic raw superfood herbal smoothies for just $5! Please let us know when you RSVP if you'd like one so we know how much to bring. Smoothies will be served just prior to the hike and you can pay cash at that time.

We will also be offering Bethanne's Chocolate Goldies, Christian's WildBar and Longevity Power products for sale.

The hike will be relatively flat with somewhat of an incline and rocks along the path with breathtaking views all around! Be prepared for an uphill journey into the wild!


COST: $22 (plus, $5+ cash upon arrival if you'd like the spring water based low-glycemic superfood smoothie to fuel your afternoon hike)


Note: Refunds cannot be provided without 48 hours prior notice.

** This meetup is limited to 23 people (not including hosts)

** We had a long waiting list for the last hike so please RSVP if you want to guarantee your spot!

***ARRIVE early. We will be leaving the parking lot ACROSS THE STREET from the Mountain Home Inn at 1:10pm SHARP! Check-in and superfood shakes will be served from 12:30-1:10pm. This parking lot fills up on the weekends so most likely you will need to park down the road with a 5-10 minute walk back to the Mountain Home Inn parking lot. COMMUTE HERE EARLY to avoid traffic delays. Carpools highly recommended.


CHRISTIAN BATES is a Superfood Eco Lifestyle Expert, Raw Gourmet Chef, Formulator, Herbalist, and founder of Longevity Power. For the past 10 years, he has been studying, living and teaching only the leading edge raw and Superfood health practices. He has never accepted “last year’s” methods. He knows that there is always a next step up in your health strategy and health results, and that there is always a solution if one’s health is in trouble. Christian is the co-creator of the WildBar, a Superfood-infused raw chocolate meal replacement bar that has been on natural food stores’ shelves nationally for over 6 years.

His deepest passion is to teach people how to eat and live in a way that is both completely delicious, really fun and densely healthful! Christian is now going full force as an exciting speaker, cacao party elixir bartender, and internet author for his blog, Keep up with him as he lays out the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun conscious food lifestyle education ever presented!


BETHANNE WANAMAKER is the founder of Edible Goddess, Creator of the Chocolate Goldies, and co-author of Superfood Beauty Elixirs. She lives to inspires you to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself! As a certified holistic nutrition educator, natural beauty & conscious lifestyle expert, and motivational health speaker, she teaches others how to activate their highest potential. Bethanne also hosts and chefs health & fitness retreats internationally that are based in her cutting edge nutrition and mindful living approach to well-being.Bethanne handcrafts raw, vegan, organic, wildcrafted, superfood & herbal infused holistic skin care, beauty products, fudge chocolate & chocolate bars – the most epic, holistic creations ever! She has a passion for creating and teaching others how to make chocolate superfood desserts, herbal tonics and elixirs, scrumptious raw food creations, and homemade edible skincare.

Through her productscoaching, and engaging classes and events, she offers valuable insight into the connection between mindful choices and discovering and living your dharma. Bethanne’s core message is to “Live as a healthy example of what’s possible, raise your standards and refuse to compromise them, don’t settle for less, and shine a guiding light on those you love to help them eliminate needless suffering.”

She is a regular contributor for the Conscious Divas and on MindBodyGreen.

“Declare your own glory. Recognize your power. Acknowledge your beauty. Admit your strengths. Give yourself credit. Live your truth. Play full out always. Revel in yourself. Celebrate YOU. Expect miracles daily. Shine out loud and be bright like the moon.” ~ Bethanne Wanamaker



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  • Daniel

    The Meetup was inspiring and reenergizing. Thank you to the organizers and to everyone who attended and were so welcoming.

    May 27, 2013

  • Christian B.

    Best 1 yet! Thank you stellar attendees!

    May 26, 2013

  • Colleen Z.

    Fyi major traffic from the 101, were on our way!

    May 26, 2013

    • Bethanne

      :) Thanks for being there with us!

      May 26, 2013

  • James

    Christian, Bethanne, I'm so sorry to have missed the event. I underestimated how much extra time to allow for traffic. (Though not by as much as Google, which isn't much solace.) About an hour just to get through SF! Sheesh. Anyway, I owe you guys $5 for the smoothie I requested. I'll make good on that next event.

    May 26, 2013

    • Christian B.

      James, I'm sorry about the traffic. You weren't the only one. Keep the $5 :-) and how about we apply your RSVP payment to our next event. We'll post our next 2 events soon.

      May 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Wow, far exceeded my expectations! Christian provided educational & practical information on our walk as well as historical facts about the area. Bethanne's "goldies" chocolate super food was delish! And it was a beautiful day!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Christina

    Also, if anyone from SF would like to carpool with me please let me know!

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Alex

      I would love to carpool if possible! I will pitch in for gas too!

      May 24, 2013

  • Amy

    Put me down for a smoothie too please, thanks!

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Christina

    I would also love a smoothie! Thanks!

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Maria G.

    I would love smoothie!

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds terrific my kind of peeps and event!

    2 · May 17, 2013

  • Kelly

    I want a smoothie!

    2 · May 11, 2013

  • Jill M.

    i want a smoothie : )

    2 · May 8, 2013

  • James

    Looking forward to it! Please put me down for a smoothie. (Guess I was supposed to say that before clicking RSVP, not somewhere further along.)

    2 · April 30, 2013

    • Bethanne

      You can say you want a smoothie any time! :)

      1 · May 8, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Mt. Tam Wild Edibles Walk & Educational Talk + Spring Water Harvesting! 5/26/13

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: To respect the waiting list and attendance limit, we do not offer refunds on cancellations made less than 48 hours before the event. Thank you for understanding.

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