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Forest Medicine: Walking With Plants & Fungi
February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm$25 – $50
Winter is a beautiful, verdant time in the Bay Area – rich with new flora and fungal growth, vibrant falling leaves and colorful mushrooms abound. Whether the gentle rains with us under a canopy of Bays and Oaks as we explore the biodiversity of this special land we call home.
The walk centers around mindfully engaging with the environment and its diverse array of botanical and fungal species, while relaxing and enjoying the medicine of the forest. You will also learn medicinal and culinary properties of select plants, trees & fungi, and how their unique ecological roles are imperative to a healthy, thriving ecosystem. This light hikes ends with freshly foraged food and an integration circle, where we can ask questions and share insights.
About the facilitators:
Bryan is an avid forager and permaculturist who leads events on wild food foraging, land stewardship and ecotherapy. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology which he fuses with his passion for Earth-care to facilitate therapeutic nature-connection experiences. He has worked on regenerative farms across the country and currently manages a budding food forest at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, CA. His mission statement is to build healing ecosystems to bring communities into a balanced relationship with the Earth and one another. [Insta/FB @HealingEcosystems]
Taylor is a multifaceted citizen science mycologist, ecological steward, naturalist, teacher, speaker, writer and artist devoted to the study and the conservation of our Living Earth. Inspired from a young age by the beauty and complexity of the natural world, she earned a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from The University of Central Florida. She is currently secretary and active researcher for Bay Area Applied Mycology, holds fungal ecology and cultivation workshops, facilitates and educates at numerous fungus fairs, is an enthusiastic forager and wild botanical/fungal medicine maker. She aims to illuminate the importance of inter-species relating and deepening peoples’ sense of place and purpose within the natural world through ecological literacy and participation. [Insta: symbiiotica]
Sunday Feb 16th 1:30-4:30
Location disclosed privately to paid guests
For More Info
- Healing Ecosystems
- SF Psychedelic Society
- Oakland Hills