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Austin Raw Food Diet, Vegan Potluck and Information Exchange Monthly Meetup

  • Mar 31, 2012 · 4:30 PM
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"Wild Edible Abundance in your Backyard"

Please join us for a wild edible and medicinal plant hike, led by Katrina Blair, wild edible plant expert and founder of Turtle Lake Refuge. We will be identifying, tasting and learning the valuable uses of the local abundance right near our homes. We will be harvesting foods along the way to integrate into our potluck dinner after the hike. Meet at Dr. Ritamarie's home between 4:00 and 4:15 and we'll head out on the walk at 4:30 sharp.  There's an amazing trail right in my neighborhood. I can't wait to find all sorts of foods along my favorite walk.  Running and hiking will take on a whole new meaning.

Suggested donation: $10, kids are free.

More About Katrina:
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her thesis at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1997, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. Turtle Lake Refuge teaches about sustainable practices, grows local food for the community year round and provides classes on wild food preparation and educational adventures. Katrina also teaches wild food and sustainable living practice classes through John F. Kennedy in California, San Juan College in New Mexico, and Fort Lewis College in Durango. For the last four years she has published a wild plant recipe calendar focusing on the local foods of the area and how to prepare them. In 2009, she published the book, “Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” and is currently working on a new book about thirteen global wild permaculture plants that support humanity’s ability to thrive.

Potluck Dinner to Fllow

Location: Dr. Ritamarie's home.


6:30- 7:00 PM - gather to complete food preparations, incorporate our forage goodies and socialize.

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Dinner

8:30 - 11:00 PM - Information sharing.  We can discuss the wild edible walk, ask Katrina to share more about her projects and connect on an questions or health related topics that are on your mind.


Please bring a raw vegan dish to share.  You don't need to be a chef.  Whole fresh foods are perfect:  avocados, pineapple, salad mix, tomatoes, seasonal fruit - your choice.  If you are adventurous or a seasoned raw food chef, feel free to wow us with your creativity. If you need guidelines about what to bring, go to for details.  There's a video on that page to show you what the potlucks are like.

I sure hope you can make it.

Love, Health and Joy

Dr. Ritamarie


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Edible food walk was GREAT! Katrina (the guide) was wonderful and I can't wait to start reading her book. Ritamarie was her usual vibrant and loving self. Great group of people at the potluck! Perfect way to spend an evening. Many many sincere thanks !

    April 1, 2012

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