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Medicinal Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains

"Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants in our Backyard"

Dr. Jim Adams, Professor at USC School of Pharmacy and Traditional Chumash Healer, will walk us through Malibu Orchards and lead us on a guided hike into the Santa Monica Mountain Parklands  to introduce us to our most economical, innovative, and powerful bio-chemical labs - the wild plants living in our backyard.  After the walk, we'll gather at Malibu Orchards for an organic tasting menu prepared with local plants - wild and cultivated and pot-luck lunch.  Please bring only organic food for the pot-luck.

Suggested Donation:  $25  (No pets or small children please.)

Address is Malibu Orchards, 3483 Decker Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265

We are 2 miles up from PCH, or in the other direction, 2 miles past the Fire Station. The mail box with names Schultz/Jordan is on one side of the road and the gate is on the OPPOSITE side.  

Please park in the lay-by just past the driveway if you are coming from PCH and before the drive way if coming from the Valley.  It is a wide parking area in front of an iron horse fence in front of a dirt road..

To register, please email or call 310 457 2088 (plse no texts).  You can also leave a message in the Comments. 

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Learn the magic of transforming manure mixed with herbs into the most fertile and organic soil ever known with organic farming-guru Jack McAndrews.  Ever since he discovered a biodynamic composting recipe from Waldorf School- creator Rudolf Steiner decades ago, McAndrews has sharing what he calls "the finest recipe for growing crops in the world,”

“It sounds kind of esoteric, but in the end, you don’t need any other fertilizer or pesticides," he says. "And look what you get! Prince Charles has been promoting biodynamics for the past 50 years. This form of agriculture is ahead of its time.” 

At this workshop you'll get hands-on experience making bio-dynamic compost. and you'll learn about bio-dynamic farming over a home-cooked organic lunch supplemented by your own organic pot-luck contribution.

This workshop organized by THE ARTiZEN SCHOOL will be held at MALIBU ORCHARDS on Decker Canyon Road just 2 miles up from Pacific Coast Highway.

Register  here.   Donations on a sliding scale. Please bring an organic dish to share, as well as a shovel and/or pitch fork if possible.

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