Los Padres National Forest

Herbal Camping Trip to the Los Padres National Forest

...for Novices and Seasoned Herbalists

Dates TBD

Nestled along the eastern edge of the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, Arroyo Seco enjoys a diverse range of ecosystems, including beautiful oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral. Join us as we traverse Arroyo Seco Gorge in search of botanical wonders including many native endemic species.

On this camping trip, we will:

  • Learn (or enhance) our botanical identification skills
  • Discover the medicinal and edible uses of some of the plants we'll find along the way
  • Learn the basics of wildcrafting ethically and with reverence for all of Mother Earth
  • Connect deeper with Nature and ourselves through meditation and plant journeys

We'll swim, hike, make plant medicine, share camaraderie, food, stories and song. There will be ample free time where participants are encouraged to relax, reconnect to nature and soak in the gorgeous wild. Novices and experienced herbalists welcome. Must be 21 or over to attend. For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme 415-524-8693.

Logistics: We will be car camping at Arroyo Seco Campground in the Los Padres National Forest. Students will need to supply their own camping gear. We will have a group kitchen and participants will be paired up to create one community meal (please let us know of any dietary restrictions prior to the trip). We will have a group meeting prior to the trip to figure out meal planning, carpooling, and other logistics.

COST: $250 (current herb students) or $300 (general public).

WHEN: Dates TBD - Likely sometime in May 2018.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Arroyo Seco Campground in Los Padres National Forest. Preliminary meeting and further information provided upon registration.

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