Classes and Workshops

 

I left Los Angeles in 2020 in the beginning of the pandemic and I'm currently living a

semi-nomadic lifestyle following the weather (and wild food) in an RV, however I still spend a considerable amount of time in my Art Studio located in the mountains of Valyermo (90 minutes from Los Angeles).  My studio is located on my friend's property and goat farm of Angeles Crest Creamery. From time to time, I still do a couple of live classes in the Los Angeles area and, of course, I also offer public and private classes on the property where my studio is located.  I also offer a considerable amount of zoom classes, mostly on the subject of traditional food preservation technique applied to regular and wild edibles. 
 

Sunday - July 17

10AM to 12:30PM (PST)

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Lacto Fermentation of mushrooms (Wild or Commercial)

 

Description

Learn how to preserve mushrooms using fermentation.

The webinar will be recorded so if you can't attend that Sunday you can watch it later on at your leisure. A link to the recording will be sent the day after to those who registered.

In this webinar I will discuss and show various (proven) techniques to ferment mushrooms safely as well as the tips and tricks behind the method. You don’t need special equipment to do it; just jars, salt, water, a source of sugar and lacto bacteria. It’s super easy and anyone can do it.

Fermentation is now my preferred way to preserve my “wild” mushrooms and elevate their flavors but you can do it with mushrooms purchased at the store. We’ll also discuss the numerous creative culinary possibilities with fermented mushrooms.

You will learn:

Which mushrooms are best for fermentation

How fermentation work (for mushrooms)

The “secrets” behind successful mushrooms fermentation

How to create a starter culture

How to avoid mold and spoiling

How long you can preserve them

Creative culinary possibilities

Sunday - July 17th 10AM (PST)
Limited attendance

Next webinar will be about fermenting hot sauces and pastes

Webinar is based on my book 'Wildcrafted Fermentation" available in bookstores or amazon

Time: Jul 17, 2022 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Cost: $30

Sunday - July 24

10:30AM to 1PM (PST)

Location: Angeles Crest Creamery

19830 Big Pines Hwy

Valyermo, CA 93563

Click here for more information and registration. 

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Ancestral and Primitive Wine Fermentation

Spend the day in the beautiful local mountains, learn how to find wild yeast in nature and how to ferment basic wines.  We'll do two projects - A traditional elderberry wine and a prickly pears cactus wine. From there, you'll be able to make your own wine from wildcrafted or store-bought ingredients. 

Cost: $95

Location: Angeles Crest Creamery

See registration link for more details. 

Sunday July 31

10:30AM to 1PM (PST)

Location: Reptacular Ranch

8828 Gold Creek Road

Sylmar, CA 91342

Click here for more information and registration. 

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Brewing Wild Beers, Extracting Wild Yeast + Plants Walk, Snacks and Drinks

 

Learn how to make ancestral beers using plants, barks, roots, mushrooms and other ingredients found in our environment.

Let's get back to the basics of brewing and making tasty beers with plants that you can find in nature or the supermarket. You'll be amazed how easy it is to brew at home with little equipment and no prior experience. During this workshop, you learn about plants that have been used during history as brewing ingredients, how to extract wild yeast, creating sugar sources from fruits and berries and much more!

First we'll go on a plant walk and identify some of the plants and other ingredients (such as barks and roots) that have been used historically to create interesting brews (Horehound, mugwort, yarrow, etc...). We'll also talk about medicinal and edible plants during the walk. It's a very slow walk, probably 1hr.

Location: Reptacular Ranch

See registration link for more details. 

More classes and workshops will be added in the next couple of days!