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About Kevin and Mia

Mia Andler is an educator, writer, forager and ecological designer in the Bay Area, California. Mia has been leading wild foods walks in the Bay Area for several years. She is well known for her practical knowledge of local plants and her entertaining teaching style. Motivated by her love of food, plants and healing ways, she has spent countless hours romping around Marin and Tahoe sampling wild plants. Mia started foraging at a young age, picking wild berries and mushrooms in the archipelago of Finland with her grandma. Plants have always “spoken” to her, telling them when they are thirsty or what they can be used for.

Mia holds a teaching credential in California and Nevada, is a graduate of the two year Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness program at the RDI and is permaculture certified. She directed and co-founded Trackers Earth in the Bay Area and has taught adults and youth for over 15 years. Mia is excited about fulfilling our human needs and even indulgences while in balanced relationship with the place we live in. She believes the way to succeed at this challenge is to learn as much as we can through quality, hands-on time outdoors, and then freely share the information with each other. She maintains her website and blog at www.miaandler.com

Mia Andler in the press:

American Way

Play Again- featured educator in the documentary

Travel Channel’s “Wild Within”

Kevin’s Bio:

Kevin Feinstein is a naturalist, writer, teacher, and founder of the Foraging Society. He has lived for over a decade in the Bay Area, California and calls it his home.  Originally from Tennessee, he grew up with the standard American diet and lifestyle, never having eaten a fruit from a tree until his early twenties. Other than a handful of small but key nature experiences as a child, his knowledge wasn’t learned until adulthood. Having a massive paradigm shift in his twenties, he became interested in studying food, gardening, ecology, sustainability, diet, and natural health. Since then he has been teaching related classes, especially to beginners and children, and constantly learning.  He currently organizes classes and advises for ForageSF as well as offering private classes and workshops on his own.   He maintains his website, FeralKevin.com

Kevin Feinstein (Feral Kevin) in the press:

TV Appearances:

The Wild Within” (San Francisco episode) on the Travel Channel

ABC’s Earth 2100 (in this clip, I’m at around 4:00)

Articles and Photoshoots:

7X7 Photoshoot

Wall Street Journal

AP News (picked up all over the country such as:  Huffington Post and The Washington Times)

The Bold Italic

Poor Taste SF:  Nettle article by Cynthia Salaysay

Poor Taste SF:  Mushroom Adventure article by Cynthia Salaysay

Articles authored by:

Menu for a Wild Winter Day, Edible East Bay Magazine