Meet our Cat + Raven Collective teachers that teach regularly at our location in Thousand Oaks. We are currently looking for additional teachers to add new classes and workshops to our regular calendar. Contact us directly at info@catandravencollective.com for rates and availability.

Dr. James Adams

Dr. James D “Jim” Adams of the USC School of Pharmacology—and carrier of Chumas medicine by way of his mentor, the late Cecilia Garcia.

Upcoming Classes:
Traditional Medicine for Modern People
November 12th 10am-3pm
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Jess Starwood

Jess Starwood is a writer, naturalist and herbalist in Thousand Oaks, CA. She is the author of “Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi” and writes regularly for The Mycophile and several Edible magazines in Southern California. She founded The Wild Path School, a wild food apprenticeship program in 2020 which strives to connect the community to nature in a positive and sustainable way through an immersive six month program. She also leads wild food group adventures on the West Coast, Southwest United States and Mexico. She is a member of the Culinary Committee for the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and on the board of the Los Angeles Mycological Society.

Jess is also the co-founder of Cat + Raven Collective

Instagram @jess.starwood // www.jstarwood.com

Upcoming Classes:
Coming Soon