Mt. Tam Wild Edible Walk & Educational Talk + Spring Water Harvesting!

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 TWO gorgeous springs - the beautiful Fern Creek Fork Spring, gushing perfect cold drinking water straight out of the mountain as well as Cascade Creek Headwaters. 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 corruption

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

BRING:

* 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)

* Appropriate footwear for you (Vibram Five Fingers are great) to walk on rocky fire roads, at times with a good incline, for 2-3 hours

* Energy in your belly (Eat something so you have plenty of energy to hike; the hosts will provide superfood smoothies and WildBars, each for $5)

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

OPTIONAL: Christian & Bethanne will be offering their mouth-watering low-glycemic raw chocolate superfood smoothies for just $5!

Please let us know when you RSVP if you'd like one so the leaders know how much to bring. Smoothies will be served just prior to the hike and you can pay cash at that time. 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: $15 (plus, $5 cash upon arrival if you'd like the low-glycemic superfood smoothie to fuel your afternoon hike)

** This meetup is limited to 22 people (not including hosts)

** - We had a long waiting list for the last hike so please RSVP if you want to guarantee your spot! This is the only winter wild walk they will do doing; the next one will be mid-summer.

***** Arrive early to make sure you get a parking spot (we strongly encourage and will attempt to set up carpools)!

Christian Bates is a Superfood Eco Lifestyle Expert and Raw Gourmet Chef, Formulator, and Herbalist. For the past 9 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 health practices 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 5 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, beloved yoga teacher, cacao party host, and internet author for his blog, www.ChristianBates.com. Keep up with him as he lays out the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun raw food lifestyle education ever presented!

Bethanne Wanamaker is the founder of Edible Goddess, co-author of Superfood Beauty Elixirs, and a featured author in the best-selling series of books, Thank God I: Stories of Inspiration for Every Situation, volume 3. She founded Edible Goddess to teach emerging health enthusiasts how to take their health to the next level, and have more core energy, resilience to stress, and everlasting vitality and youth – while inspiring others to do the same. Bethanne empowers women to take exceptional care of themselves so they can experience the absolute best and healthiest version of who they really are.

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  • Alina M.

    Such a great experience! Thank you so much for organizing this Amber. I am definitely interested in the next harvesting event! Thanks to Chris for sharing his wealth of knowledge so graciously.

    April 20, 2012

  • Nash

    Excellent, Christian is extremely knowledgeable on wild edibles and spring water harvesting.

    April 17, 2012

  • Amber

    We ate lots of interesting local edibles and collected the most satisfying water I have ever tasted. I've never felt so hydrated. Bethanne and Christian were wonderful as always!

    April 16, 2012

  • Sarah

    I am driving from Berkeley and can offer a ride from the east bay or pick up in Marin, you can email [masked], I also like a smoothie

    April 15, 2012

  • Tracy

    Peter, I'll just see you there. Tracy

    April 14, 2012

  • Peter G.

    Yes Tracy please email me with your number, you slipped through the cracks, it will make 5 with you so it will be a tight fit

    April 14, 2012

  • Tracy

    Hi peter, should I give you my number? Do you want to let me know where to meet you via email? Thanks, tracy

    April 14, 2012

  • Madhuri F.

    So looking forward to tomorrow. I have lost my voice though so will not be too socable ;-(, if you see a woman with a note pad ready to write a question, that will be me!

    April 14, 2012

  • Peter G.

    I just emailed everyone that wrote me. It looks like I'll have 4 people total, I will call everyone tonight.

    April 14, 2012

  • Katherine Marie Von R.

    Hmm...well I sent an email and it went through fine but I still haven't heard back...If Peter has no space I may be able to get ahold of a car as well and drive the three of us...

    April 14, 2012

  • Alina M.

    Peter, I am looking for a ride too. I tried emailing you, but email bounced back.. :(.

    April 14, 2012

  • Katherine Marie Von R.

    Peter! I would also love a ride! Let me know if you still have space. I live in the lower haight :)

    April 14, 2012

  • Tracy

    Peter, do you still have space in your car? If so, let me know where I can meet you. Thank you, tracy

    April 14, 2012

  • Peter G.

    I am coming in from the city and have room in my car. If you still need a ride write me at [masked]

    April 13, 2012

  • Katy B.

    Hey everyone, looks like my car will likely be full for the carpool already - I won't actually know until last minute so I can't commit to driving anyone else right now. Sorry :/

    April 12, 2012

  • Alina M.

    Amber, how far do we have to carry our jug? I am afraid I won't be able to carry more than 2 liters because of my back... Glass is heavy. Where did you buy yours? Any tin jugs out there?

    April 12, 2012

  • Amber

    Can I hitch a ride with you all as well? I don't have a car. Also piking up my jug today! Yay so excited!

    April 12, 2012

  • Alina M.

    Katy, I am interested in carpooling, I will be having yoga in the Haight right before heading over :). Do you still have room?

    April 12, 2012

  • Nash

    Anyone what to Carpool with me, I am coming from Walnut Creek Area, will be coming down Hwy 24 to the 580, so if you live in Oakland, Berkeley we can meet up to get a lift over to Mill Valley.
    Cheers

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Katy, still have room in the carpool? I'd love to hop on!

    April 9, 2012

  • Bethanne

    Madhuri, when you submit your RSVP as "yes" above, it will bring you to the page where you'll pay via PayPal, and once you pay your registration is complete! Thanks for joining us!

    April 2, 2012

  • Madhuri F.

    how do I pay for this event? ;-)

    April 2, 2012

  • Bethanne

    Thanks for posting Katy! We've changed the date from 4/8 to 4/15 at the request of members who preferred we didn't do the hike on Easter. So - we'll see everyone April 15 at 1pm!!

    March 14, 2012

  • Katy B.

    I'm in the Haight and can drive 3 other people!

    March 14, 2012

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