It’s on! A fun wild plant walk in the woods that will lead to knowing what plants to forage from our wonderful woodlands, a great trek through the woods with a foraging guide, and very good reason (no, it’s not an excuse!) to meet up later and drink terrific local wines downtown and eat snack while you tell other people abut the giant puffball mushroom cap and the beautiful fiddlehead ferns you f
oraged from the woods marked down for future reference.
On Saturday June 22nd, Oakland Local and ForageSF are teaming up to teach you what’s edible in your local landscape through two hands-on walks in some of Oakland’s most wooded parks. These two and a half hour Wild Food Walks, led by experienced forager and woodman “Feral Kevin”, will show you how to identify and harvest some of the wild edibles you see every day. This fun, easy walks are great introductions to plant identification and basic foraging, and will help you view the area where you live in a different way.
There are two Wild Food Walk times on Saturday, June 22nd — one at 11AM and another at 2PM. Each tour will last approximately two-and-a-half-hours; so bring water, a hat, and your walking shoes. If you’re an allergic type, long-sleeved shirts, high socks and long pants are also a good idea.
After your walk, come join us for festivities at Two Mile Wines in downtown Oakland at 4PM. The party ticket includes a great foraged picnic box (plus a very cool yet super secret dessert), as well as a glass of locally crafted wine from Two Mile located at 477 25th Street in Oakland.
Can’t make either Wild Food Walk? You can still join us for wine and tasty ForageSF bites at Two Mile Wines and enjoy the treats without breaking a sweat in the sun.
The Wild Food Walks Oakland Hills location, as well as details on your walk, will be sent after purchase.
Please provide an accurate email as the class info may change and we need to know that you received it!
Since we’re heading into the deep woods, know that the Wild Food Walk location is not conveniently accessible by public transportation. Need wheels? Consider getting a ride to the Wild Walk location from local resource Uber. Use the promo code oakforage for $30 off your Uber ride (coupon code applies to new users only).
More about your guide, Kevin Feinstein
Kevin Feinstein, also known as “Feral Kevin” is an author, teacher, forager, and naturalist residing in the Bay Area. Author of “The Bay Area Forager” and “Crash Course in Wild Mushroom Foraging,” he has been teaching the wild food walks for ForageSF for over three years. With nearly a decade in the field, Kevin and his work have been featured in Time magazine, American Airlines In-Flight Magazine, SF Chronicle, The Travel Channel, KWMR, KPFA, The Examiner and several more. An avid gardener, nutritionist, and self-proclaimed “plant nerd,” he loves getting emails with pictures of plants that need to be identified and he’s great at finding edible wild food–and showing you how to do the same.
And about ForageSF
ForageSF was started by Iso Rabins in the fall of 2008. As “not only for profit” business they’ve stuck to the mission of supporting the local food community through multiple projects: the Underground Market, the Wild Kitchen, and their new project, Forage Kitchen, the first co-working space for food. They mean to grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for small food businesses and creating jobs with respect that also help to push the food movement forward. This is their most recent project in Oakland; in 2010-11, they ran some terrific underground markets not far from Auto Row.
GET TICKETS HERE
Walk location will be mailed to you.
4PM Two Mile Wines food & tasting
477 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612