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Mt. Tam Wild Edibles Walk & Educational Talk + Spring Water Harvesting! 7/14/13

  • Jul 14, 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 $7! 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, $7+ 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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  • Francesca R.

    BTW, I simply cannot manage carrying glass and am brining BPA-free Enviro plastic (1 gallon). Also did not want to spend additional funds to buy glass as I break things too often. . . . :) Do hope plastic does not totally ruin water quality.

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • Francesca R.

      Great. I'm glad I won't be making waves w/my less-than-pure container. :) I can see that you and Bethanne are committed to sustainability and premium quality in all that you do.

      1 · July 13, 2013

    • Bethanne

      Thank you, we appreciate this! :)

      July 18, 2013

  • Sue

    Hello everyone, the meetup at mount tam was wonderful. Thank you, Christian and Bethanne for a memorable afternoon. By the way, where can one buy the large glass jugs ? See you at another meetup soon. Sincerely, sue

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Bethanne

      Check Amazon, do a search online, or check with a local brewery!

      July 18, 2013

  • Francesca R.

    Loved the beauty of the walk, the fascinating information on the edible plants, and the chance to talk one-on-one with Christian and Bethanne. Hope to participate again! Thank you!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Bethanne

    So much fun! Another perfect afternoon with incredible people - thank you community for coming together!

    July 15, 2013

  • Sandy D.

    Yay 1 smoothie please!

    July 14, 2013

  • Sue

    Plus two smoothies please

    July 12, 2013

  • Francesca R.

    I hate tearing myself away from at day at the pool in the East Bay sun and heat, but this event sounds amazing! Ever since David Wolfe talked about harvesting spring water I've been intrigued.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Hi. Are dogs allowed? I got an awesome four-legged friend named Onawa who'd love to drink from Mother Tam with us. Oui?

    July 12, 2013

    • Christian B.

      Robert, all sweet dogs are welcome and are allowed on leash on the trails we will be on. We love dogs!

      July 12, 2013

  • Francesca R.

    P.S. - I would also like to buy a smoothie. Sorry I forgot to add comment w/my RSVP.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Samantha B.

    I'm really bummed I can't make it, I have a yoga workshop all day long.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Hi Christian / Bethanne!

    Look forward to connecting in person... while sipping on one of your amazing, delicious, love-giving smoothies (please). : )

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Ohbabyohbabyohbaby! : )

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doing this hike for the second time. Looking forward to drinking all that refreshing spring water again!

    2 · June 13, 2013

  • James

    I'd like a smoothie please!

    2 · June 12, 2013

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