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Foraging Baja Exploration


Foraging Baja: An 8 Day Exploration of Mexico’s Unique Edible and Medicinal Plants

Join experienced plant experts Dennis Sharmahd and Jess Starwood in the Sierra la Laguna mountain forests and canyons and the Cabo Pulmo Reef in the Baja region of Mexico for an immersive wild plant exploration. We’ll roam the arid tropical forests, to the oak pine mountains of the Southeastern region of the Baja Peninsula. These diverse ecosystems are home to many rare plants and unique cacti—as many as 88 species are only found in this protected region. Maybe we’ll even find some mushrooms. We will enjoy waterfall pools and hot springs, deserted beaches, and explore conservation projects, camp under starry skies in comfortable tents, and limited private room accommodations. Locally sourced, wild-inspired plant-based meals will be provided by forager chef Jess Starwood.

$1600 per person
November 22-29th, 2019
Limited to 10 participants, phone interview required.

$200 non-refundable deposit reserves your space. Full amount due by October 1, 2019. Deposits and balances may be paid via PayPal or Venmo in US dollars. No refunds after Oct 1 2019.

Price includes all land transportation, lodging, food, guides and nature reserve fees. It does not include gratuities, airline tickets nor travel insurance.

About your guides:
Dennis Sharmahd  - Edible Landscaper, Herbalist, Mycologist  Has been camping and exploring Baja since he was a child. Grows rare and edible cactus fruits on his farm in Escondido. He has been teaching about wild edible and medicinal plants for almost 30 years.

Jess Starwood — Herbalist, Forager and Plant Based Chef. She teaches classes for adults and children in the Los Angeles area on nutrition of wild foods and healing with medicinal plants and has a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine.

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