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POSTPONED: Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges

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



PLEASE NOTE: Given the rapidly tightening restrictions on small events and considering that Christopher and I are in the age group asked by the governor to self-isolate, in an abundance of caution, we are postponing this event until further notice. We will be re-scheduling it when the future is more certain. Please use the REGISTER HERE links at top and bottom of this page to be added to the list to be notified when it is rescheduled.

Join me and special guest author/forager/survivalist Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 28, in Ojai to learn seasonal foraging and primitive firemaking. Participants will identify and process edible greens, soap sources, 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 foraging walk on the fringes of Euterpe Farms followed by an afternoon workshop under a live oak where Christopher will direct preparation of a wild salad and 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.  Christopher Nyerges’ web site is at 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 for the workshop, including all materials, is $85 for adults and $45 for children under 18. Please use the REGISTER HERE link at top and bottom of this page to be added to the list to be notified when it is rescheduled. A PayPal button will be added to this page at that time.

Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email with all necessary info, including weather forecast and parking directions, a few days prior to the workshop.  They also will receive a follow-up email afterwards with a list of all plants identified and recipes. No dogs or smoking, please.



March 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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