|Various useful plants in the Angeles National Forest above L.A. (Gwillhickers/wiki)|
|Watertight gourds can be lifesaving.|
- LOCATION: Switzer’s Camp, Angeles National Forest. From Foothill Blvd. in the City of La Canada, travel north about 11 miles up the Angeles Crest Highway. Turn right into Switzer’s Camp entrance. Meet in the parking lot. [Page 505, H2]. Location 3.
$20 (Friday, Dec. 23, noon) We’ll learn about the many greens available in the winter, and we’ll collect some for salad and soup.
We’ll walk into the Upper Arroyo [Pasadena/Altadena's dry river bed], meeting at the west end of Altadena Drive. Location 1.
$20 (Saturday, Dec. 24, 10:00 am) This will be a short walk for those who want to get into nature and learn about plants and their many beneficial uses like wild food. We’ll meet at Hahamongna Watershed Park, Location 2, and explore the edges of the park with its riparian, chaparral, and exotic vegetation.
|Acorns are the staff of lie (David Hill/wiki)|
|Before our artificial drought and heatwave, Los Angeles had snow, Jackson Lake (STZ)|
|This is the way we survive in the woods -- a warm fire, clean water, and edible plants.|
This is an essential bit of knowledge for emergency planning, especially in urban areas like Los Angeles County, where nearly all of our water comes from afar. We will also set up a transpiration bag, explore, and forage for local wild edibles. Location 2, Hahamongna Watershed Park.
|I learned so much about plants!|
We’ll do some walking, learn about shelters, weaving, primitive fire-making, survival kits, water purification, and so on. We’ll do some cooking and have a good discussion. Join us at Location 2, Hahamongna Watershed Park. More