Foraging instructors

School of Self-Reliance, Christopher Nyerges, P.O. Box 41834, Los Angeles, CA 90041; (626) 791-3217;

Urban Outdoor Skills, Pascal Baudar (Baudar’s specialty is in preparing gourmet dishes using wild foods), (818) 484-6822;

Aboriginal Skills, Jim Robertson (focus is on stewardship of land through wilderness education, survival skills and hikes), (310) 395-0943;

Wild Mountain Services, Barbara Kolander (wild-food gathering and cooking workshops), P.O. Box 1131 Crestline, CA 92325; (909) 337-1481;