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Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Join me and special guest author/forager/survivalist Christopher Nyerges to learn seasonal foraging and primitive firemaking. Participants will learn to identify edible greens and other useful plants, learn to ignite a fire using only natural plant materials, and enjoy other activities from Christopher’s vast repertoire as time permits.

The workshop will begin with a morning plant walk on the fringes of Euterpe Farms followed by an afternoon workshop under a Coast Live Oak. In the afternoon, Christopher will demonstrate the primitive skill of starting a fire. Everyone will have a chance to practice.

Christopher Nyerges is an author, forager, survivalist and ethnobotanist with a lifelong interest in how native peoples lived off the land. He has been teaching classes and leading field trips since 1974 to over 40,000 students. Nyerges has authored nearly two dozen books, including Foraging California, Guide to Wild Foods,  Nuts and Berries of California, How to Survive Anywhere, Extreme Simplicity, and many others.  He most recently was the editor of American Survival Guide magazine, and served as editor of Wilderness Way magazine for 7 years. He has written several thousand newspaper and magazine articles in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Weekly, Whole Life Times, Countryside, Mother Earth News, Acres USA, American  Survival Guide, and others.

Nyerges has appeared on the late Huell Howser’s public television series, KCET’s “Life and Times,” and National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers.” For two years, Nyerges appeared on Fox TV’s “X Show,” where he demonstrated survival skills on the streets of Los Angeles. He currently serves as a consultant to the “Naked and Afraid” show on Discovery.  Nyerges’s web site is www.SchoolofSelf-Reliance.com.

Please note: This workshop will go on RAIN OR SHINE with the exception of a heavy downpour in the morning and/or a 100% chance of heavy rain that day. No dogs or smoking, please.

The cost of the workshop including all materials is $85. To register, please use the REGISTER button at top and bottom of this page or call 805-646-6281.



March 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Euterpe Farms
587 S. Rice Rd.
Ojai,CA93023United States
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