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Our Wild Health Workshop + Wild Food Dinner


Join us for an afternoon and evening with Jess Starwood to immerse yourself in learning invaluable information on how to return to our natural state of optimal health and thrive in our modern era.

Many of our modern day chronic illnesses are due to poor eating habits and stressful, indoor sedentary lifestyles. The farther we drift from our natural connection with nature, the more we are suffering from preventable illnesses and mental diseases. What's the solution? Return to our natural state of optimal health with insight from our ancestors and connecting with our local environment.

We will be discussing:
* The perils of convenience in our modern lives and how contemporary agriculture and farming is not the answer
* The damaging and inflammatory effects of refined oils, sugars and commonly used food additives and alternatives
* Wild foods and an introduction to foraging your own superfoods
* The benefits of fermentation and cultured foods on our gut and brain health
* Medicinal mushrooms for immunity and overall well being
* Food as medicine and herbs to supplement your diet
* Reducing stress and how to include adaptogens as part of your daily routine
* How to heal chronic illnesses with raw and plant based foods
* Healthy and nutritious desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth you can make at home

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to make your own sauerkraut and a healthy dessert to take home using organic locally sourced ingredients.

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: July 7th, 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 1st. 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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