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Ancient Medicine: A Medicinal & Edible Mushroom Workshop + Wild Food Dinner

$165.00 / Sold Out

Join us for an afternoon and evening with Jess Starwood to learn about the healing qualities of medicinal mushrooms and the culinary uses and benefits of edible fungi.

Contemporary scientific research is continually uncovering and understanding the seemingly endless healing powers of mushrooms. From their immunomodulating effects (regulating the body's immune response) to healing cancer, to helping deal with stress, anxiety, depression and exploring the spiritual realm.

We will be discussing:
* History and contemporary research on medicinal mushrooms including
-reishi, turkey tail, chaga, cordyceps, shiitake, psilocybin, etc.
* How mushrooms heal cancer
* Chemoprotection
* Mushrooms as adaptogens and how to use them for stress
* Immunomodulation and what that means for relieving allergies
* Depression, anxiety, spirituality and consciousness
* Methods of extraction
* Culinary applications and benefits
* Mushroom hunting in California
* Identification and toxic species
* Using mushrooms in your daily life

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to make your medicinal mushroom dual extract and mushroom chocolate to take home.

Join us for dinner and drinks after the workshop! Drinks will include our locally brewed seasonal meads and herbal cocktails and beers. Dinner menu is centered around seasonal items and will be announced the week before the event, but will include a gourmet hand crafted and aged nut cheese with wild herbs and spices and a raw plant-based dessert. All foods served are of the highest quality plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, no sugar, local and organic ingredients. Please notify us ahead of time if you have an allergy.

Date: August 4th, 2018
Workshop 1:00-4:30pm
Drinks: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Private ranch in Malibu, California. Exact address will be emailed upon registration.

Workshop and dinner can be attended separately. See options.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: We are now offering overnight accommodations in the cottage with an included breakfast, coffee or tea and morning meditation. Please contact us for details and reservations.

Must register by July 28th. Dinner is limited to 15 guests. Questions? Please contact us by phone or text at 805-208-2511.

Jess Starwood is a clinical herbalist, wildcrafter and plant-based culinary artist. She is the owner of SunRaven Apothecary in Moorpark, California where she can be found brewing up herbal medicines, crafting unusual wild food dishes and teaching adult and children’s classes. She was recently the culinary consultant and forager for the historic Ojai Ranch House restaurant, offering creative vegan menu items that incorporate wild foods including fermented nut cheeses and vegan desserts. With her lifelong passion for nature and plants, Jess has studied natural health and herbal medicine for over 15 years and has a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon. Jess offers a wide variety of programs and workshops connecting the community with natural healing and inspiring an invaluable connection with nature and our local environment.
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